"Computer security firm Symantec announced on Monday that
Shaoxing, China was malware capital of the world last month.
"That's just one of the takeaways in the company's March 2010
MessageLabs Intelligence Report, an analysis of the origins of
targeted attacks and malicious emails used to gain access to
sensitive corporate data.
"According to the company's research, nearly 30 percent of all
malicious attacks came from China — with 21.3 percent from
Shaoxing alone. Runner-up to the crown was Taipei, at 16.5 percent,
with London taking the bronze at 14.8 percent.
"On a national scale, China trumped all, followed by Romania,
with 21.1 percent of attempted attacks, and the United States, with
"There is lots of great data in this report. For example, the
majority of targeted malware sent this month originated in the U.S.
based on mail server location, at 36.6 percent. When arranged by
sender location, however, the previously stated figures hold