by October 26, 2010 0 comments

TrendLabs Researchers reported that during the first half of 2010, Europe sped through the spam-generating fast-lane, bypassing North and South Americas, and Asia-Pacific to earn the “Top Producer of Spam” title. Based on the Trend Micro first half of 2010 threat report, available in full here, spam continued to grow between January and June 2010, with a brief lull during April.

According to the report, malicious URLs increased from 1.5 billion in January to over 3.5 billion in June. North America sourced the most malicious URLs, while Asia-Pacific had the most victims of malware infections. The top URLs blocked by Trend Micro were adult websites, as well as sites that hosted malicious variants such as IFRAME code, TROJ_AGENT, and JS_DLOADR.ATF. TrendLabs, Trend Micro’s global network of threat researchers, now handles around 250,000 samples each day.  Recent estimates though place the number of unique new malware samples introduced in a single day at greater than 60,000. 

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