UK tops zombie PC chart (again)

Monday, 19 September 2005, 1:50 PM EST

Britain is once again 'top of the bots' with the world's highest proportion of known bot-infected computers. In the first half of 2005, The UK has almost a third (32 per cent) of all bots Ė virus-infected, zombie PCs under the control of hackers and used for malicious purposes such as identity theft and spam distribution. Britain also topped the chart in the second half of last year with a lower 26 per cent rating.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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