Latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report maps the geography of malware



Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR) found that the highest rates of malware infection in 2015 were in Iraq, Libya, Mongolia, Pakistan and the Palestinian territories. In contrast, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden had the healthiest locations for malware exposure.

The biannual report, which looks at global malware hot spots, is based on data from more than 600 million computers — one of the most complete security data sets in the world.

“Microsoft strives to make the SIR one of the most useful sources of information about cyber threats and mitigation,” writes the Microsoft Secure Blog Staff. “Systematic analysis and comparison of areas highly impacted by malware against those least affected can help uncover the various technical, economic, social and political factors that influence regional malware infection rates.”

To learn more, go to the Microsoft Secure Blog.

Vanessa Ho
Microsoft News Center Staff