August 14, 2008
10 Million Zombies Distribute Spam & Malware Daily
Author: JT Smith
According to a Panda Security and CommTouch report on the current state of spam, on average during the second quarter of this year, more than 10 million zombie computers were sending spam and emails with malware every day. Google Adwords has been at the center of one of the most notable attacks. In the second quarter of 2008, Turkey became the country with most zombie computers (11 percent of the global total), followed by Brazil (8.4 percent) and Russia (7.4 percent). The USA, which in the first quarter accounted for 5 percent of all zombies, is now in ninth place with just 4.3 percent of the total.