India now the primary producer of viruses

India has pushed Korea into second place and taken over the mantle of the world’s largest producer of internet viruses, according to analysis of internet threats in April by Network Box.

India now accounts for just under 10 (9.9) per cent of the world’s viruses, ahead of Korea at 8.24 per cent and the US at 6.7 per cent.

India is also becoming a more dominant force in spam production and intrusions: 7.40 per cent of the world’s spam now originates from India; and the country is responsible for 8.6 per cent of intrusions. This is behind the US, which still produces more spam than any other country (11.91 per cent).

It was revealed earlier in the month that computer networks in India were compromised by Chinese hackers using social networking sites to compromise computers in India, and also attack the India High Commission in the UK.

Top 10 sources of viruses with daily average

India – 9.91048%
Korea – 8.24636%
US – 6.74115%
Russia – 5.31453%
Brazil – 4.73216%
Vietnam – 3.20416%
Colombia – 3.18031%
UK – 3.09403%
Ukraine – 2.60029%
Argentina – 2.12900%