Monday, April 27, 2015
Most malware affecting US users now comes from US (Webroot study)
An article by Jai Vijayan in “Dark Reading” reports that most malicious websites that launch malware, and most phishing attacks, on American users now originate within the US.
One reason is that sites in high-risk countries are often automatically blocked. Webroot noted that about 12 million malicious IP’s function on any given day.
Webroot reported that during the average user has a 30% chance of falling for a “zero-day” phishing attack without remediation. Of course, experienced users know how to spot suspicious emails, even fake forwards from social media.