In a new study for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation it is stated that five to ten percent of all Dutch broadband connections were recruited into a botnet in 2009. Figures will be higher in 2010 both scientists speculate.
A few months back I alerted you to a news flash on botnet recruiting in Australia. It was stated that 30.000 pc were infected each day down under. Australia has ca. 22 million inhabitants. The Netherlands ca. 16. I wonder how these figures compare? At this moment I do not have the time to look into this. Is anyone interested to do the maths? I am curious. And if there is a major difference it would be interesting to know why, because there may be lessons to learn from the differences. Are there known figures for other countries?
Wout de Natris
Leiderdorp, 14 January 2011