http://content.usatoday.com/communi...s-in-brazil-india-fueling-more-cyberattacks/1 Symantec rankings: PCs in Brazil, India fueling more cyberattacks Brazil has supplanted Germany as the globe's No. 3 origination source of malicious net traffic, while India has zoomed to No. 5, according to rankings released today in Symantec's 2009 Global Internet Security Threat Report. The United States and China maintained the first and second spots respectively in the rankings as the top nations of origin for various types of cyberattacks in 2009 compared to 2008. Symantec calculated the average proportion of six categories of malicious activities originating from each country around the globe. Overall, the U.S. accounted for 19% of all malicious traffic in 2009, down from 23% in 2008, while China accounted for 8%, down from 9%. The shifts reflect rising availability of broadband Internet access, particularly in emerging nations. Meanwhile, coordinated regulation and law enforcement continues to lag behind, says Vincent Weafer, vice president of Symantec Security Response. Click here to get to a live version of the Tableau interactive graphic shown below. You can drill down on correlations that show: * The U.S. tops five categories, but ranks 6th in delivering spam. * India is No. 2 in delivering malicious code, and No. 3 in spewing spam. * Romania is the No. 3 source of phishing websites. * Spain, Turkey and France have slipped out of the top 10 in overall rankings. * Poland, Romania and Vietnam are gaining a larger presence in several attack categories.