Attempts to infect computers has increased more than 25 percent according to Kaspersky Lab. In the first three months of 2010, more than 327 million attempts were made to infect user computers in a variety of countries around the globe. From the previous quarter, this is an increase of 26.8 percent.
“Cybercrime is being fuelled by the spread of the Internet itself combined with ineffective legislation and growing unemployment,” according to ITNewsAfrica.
The geographical areas targeted have also varied, though the main targets have remained. In the last quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010, Russian, China and India were the top targets for infection. However, the first quarter of 2010 saw a decrease in the number of attacks against China while the number of attempts against Russian users increased.