Kaspersky: 5 things to know about malware in the US

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Kaspersky Lab detected 479 million cyberattacks launched from 191 countries in the first quarter of 2017, according to the antivirus provider's newest report.

Here are five things to know.

1. The Netherlands launched 38 percent of web attacks in the first quarter — the most of any country. The U.S., which held the No. 1 spot for the past few quarters, launched the second most web attacks at 30 percent.

2. Twenty percent of internet-connected computers were hit by at least one malware attack. The U.S. (10.56 percent) was the third safest online environment, after Uganda (10.29 percent) and Japan (9.18 percent).

3. Twenty-three percent of computers experienced at least one local malware attack. The U.S. (7.57 percent), again, ranked the third safest online environment for local infection risk, after Japan (6.18 percent) and Denmark (6.35 percent).

4. The U.S. was not on Kaspersky's list of top 20 countries in which users faced the greatest risk of online infection. The No. 1 at-risk country was Algeria, where 37.67 percent of users were attacked.

5. However, the U.S. was the No. 1 country that experienced mobile ransomware attacks using Trojan disguise when ranked by percentage of users affected. In the first quarter, 1.23 percent of U.S. users experienced this threat.

Click here to view the full report.

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