US host maximum number of botnet servers in the world
According to new data from McAfee, US is responsible for the highest number of botnet servers in the world. A botnet describes a group of computers that have been compromised by malware. As such, these computers, or zombies, can be controlled by cyber criminals to send out spam, viruses, and even distributed denial-of-service attacks to other computers.
A total of 631 botnet control servers are actually hosted in the Land of the Free, which is hardly surprising as the US is still the Mecca for cheap hosting. The British Virgin Islands ranked second, with 237 servers. The global distribution of active botnet control servers can be seen in image.