It’s well known that the Storm Worm received it’s name since the messages carrying the worm used Subject lines related to storms. For example, “230 dead as storm batters Europe” was commonly seen. Ironically, the Storm Worm itself is now battering Europe.
Our recent analysis of Storm Bot’s indicate that the majority of the compromised computers are actually located in Europe as the following chart shows:
Almost 37% of the zombies were found to be located in Europe, followed closely by 29.1% in North America and 21.4% in Asia. The USA, China, Korea and Russia often appear in media headlines as having the highest number of compromised machines and European countries go under the radar. However, by looking at things by Continent we see a different story.