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August Botnet Distribution 

08-24-2010 12:03 AM

In the August 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence report (available here on Tuesday) we present our analysis of the top botnets globally. An analysis of individual bot IP addresses allows mapping of the physical location of bots. This animation allows you to view the variation in geographic concentrations of bots between the top five botnets as reported in the August report:

  • Rustock
  • Grum
  • Cutwail
  • Mega-D
  • Lethic
The animation displays each botnet for two seconds. To see an interactive version vist: http://www.messagelabs.com/intelligence


Bots are widely distributed globally with greater prevalence in those areas with high levels of computer and broadband adoption. In this analysis, with the bots localized to a one degree of latitude by one degree of longitude grid, the top ten locations are shown with a black outline and the next 40 locations are shown with an amber outline.

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