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Sophos Publishes Report

Sophos has published its Security Threat Report 2007, examining the threat landscape during 2006, and predicting developments for 2007

BOSTON -- Sophos, a world leader in threat management solutions, has published its Security Threat Report 2007, examining the threat landscape during the previous twelve months, and predicting malware and spam developments for 2007. The report reveals that the U.S. hosts more than one-third of the websites containing malicious code identified during 2006, as well as relays more spam than any other nation.

Notable findings from Sophos’s Security Threat Report include:

  • 90% of all spam is now relayed from zombie computers
  • U.S. maintains top slot for relaying majority of spam (22%)
  • Sophos detected 41,536 new pieces of malware in 2006 (total protected against 207,684)
  • Trojans now outnumber Windows viruses and worms by 4:1
  • The percentage of infected emails declined from 1 in 44 in 2005 vs. 1 in 337 in 2006

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