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The Most Dangerous Countries for Computer Attacks

By Jordan Robertson - 2013-06-12T01:44:28Z

Photograph by Chris Collins/Corbis

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Plagued by Online Assaults

China and the U.S. may dominate the headlines when it comes to hacker attacks, but countries in the developing world are the most vulnerable to online assaults, according to a study by Kaspersky Lab, one of the top makers of security software.

When targeting consumers, cyber criminals are likely to go where there are fewer defenses. Developing markets provide such an opportunity, with millions of new Internet users every year and fewer resources to devote to security. 

Here is a list of the top 20 countries where Kaspersky found the highest percentage of computers under attack in 2012.