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April 5, 2014

This is Earth’s malware threat, visualized

by John_A

Ah, nothing like good old fashioned scare tactics to get you to install anti-virus software. In a thinly veiled advert for its security suite, Kaspersky Labs has created a real-time cyber threat map — painting the globe with six shades of malware. The brightly colored map lists Russia as the world’s most infected country, followed closely by the United States, India and Vietnam. It’s a mesmerizing visualization, but take it with a grain of salt: the data it presents is pulled exclusively from Kaspersky’s own security network, which might explain why the Russian security outfit’s home turf is the “most infected.” More users in the motherland probably translates to more virus’ detected. That said, if you’re looking for a colorful view the world’s malware, you won’t be disappointed. Check it out at the source link below.

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Source: Kaspersky Labs

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