McAfee Labs

Botnet Control Servers Span the Globe

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By on Jan 23, 2013

McAfee Labs has long monitored botnet activities and their control servers as they plague the Internet.  With millions of McAfee endpoints and network security appliances sending information to McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) in the cloud, coupled with a vast collection of malicious binary and proactive research, McAfee Labs has a clear view of botnet threats around the world.

Here’s an image of the global distribution of active botnet control servers:

botnet_map

Topping the list of countries hosting active control servers is the United States.

Here’s the list of top 10 countries hosting active command servers:

  1. United States – 631
  2. British Virgin Islands- 237
  3. Netherlands – 154
  4. Russia – 125
  5. Germany – 95
  6. Korea – 81
  7. Switzerland – 77
  8. Australia – 63
  9. China – 48
  10. Canada – 38

 

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