Bot Population ;  As per the data published by Symantec  the most bot-infected cities and countries across the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

The top 10 ranking was compiled using telemetry data gathered during 2015 from Symantec security products and includes details about bot-infected PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets and connected smart devices.

Based on the number of total bots in one specific city, Istanbul, Turkey was the most infected city, with the largest number of detected bots, followed by another Turkish city, Ankara, the country’s capital.

Taking into account the number of Internet users in each country, and comparing this data with the number of detected bots, we get a “bot density” factor that provides a more accurate reflection of which countries do an appalling job at securing their computers and connected devices.

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Top ten cities by total bot population
1 Istanbul, Turkey

2 Ankara, Turkey

3 Rome, Italy

4 Budapest, Hungary

5 Szeged, Hungary

6 Moscow, Russia

7 Petah Tiqwa, Israel

8 Madrid, Italy

9 Paris, France

10 London, UK

Top ten countries by total bot population

1 Turkey

2 Italy

3 Hungary

4 Germany

5 France

6 Spain

7 United Kingdom

8 Poland

9 Russia

10 Israel

With botnets increasingly leveraged for spam and DDoS attacks, the CERT teams of each of these countries will likely be busy in the following months. Don’t forget to check out Symantec’s interactive EMEA Bots map.

 

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PRIYA JAMES is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Certified Ethical Hacker, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Author at GBHackers On Cyber Security