Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Spyware is ‘global pandemic’ (INQUIRER, UK)

“According to the [Webroot’s State of Spyware] report, spyware has spread voraciously across the globe, due mostly to the increase in global access to the Internet.

Not surprisingly, the US had the largest number of consumer spyware infections, with an average of 24.4 spies per PC scanned. Thailand had the second highest infection rate with an average of 18.7 spies per scanned PC and the UK rounded out the top three with an average of 18.1 spies per PC scanned.

Webroot also discovered that the most malicious types of spyware – Trojans, keyloggers and system monitors – continue to infect online users at alarming rates.”