China on the top of malware infected country in 2012

According to Panda Security Annual Security Report 2012, 27 million new strains of malware were created last year alone and 74,000 new samples were released every day.

Delving into geographical analysis, China topped the list of countries with 54.89 percent of infected PCs, followed closely by South Korea at 54.15 percent and Taiwan at 42.14 percent. All three countries were the only Asian countries in the top ten list, according to Zdnet Reports.

One reason for the growth is the increased use of exploit kits such as Black Hole, which can exploit multiple system vulnerabilities to infect computers automatically without user intervention.

 The “Trojan!MMarketPay.[email protected]” which affected 100,000 China Mobile subscribers, and started buying applications from China Mobile’s marketplace on behalf of the user.