Since the UN Identified this back in February, do you think the infections have spread, or have been curtailed? I would say with near certainty they have grown exponentially like a plague in every direction uncontrollably. Here in the US we are finding it difficult to manage our own break outs, even though at times we can slow the growth. Now imagine the “up and coming” tech areas to our south, still getting their “%^&*” together.
By no means am I saying “we” (US) has theirs together, I just consider us further along is all.
Given they are still in their “tech growing phase” these or any under developed tech areas should be considered high risk, and treated with higher scrutiny and limited how your networks are exposed to these areas.
By Francesco Trama
Explainer: Cybercrime in Latin America
” Illegal botnets, or networks of remote-controlled computers infected with malware, have been found throughout Latin America. Also known as “zombie computers,” these networks can be used for a variety of cybercrimes, ranging from stealing personal information to sending spam. Trustnet’s study found that nearly half of all global cybercrime takes place through remote access with methods like botnets.
Cybercriminals from anywhere in the world can control the botnets through command and control servers, or C&Cs. A February 2013 UN draft report identified significant clusters of C&Cs in the Caribbean basin, as well as Central America. Two types of malware spawned zombie computers in the region last year—one called Dorkbot that infected 80,000 computers in 10 Latin American countries, the other called the Flashback virus, which harmed 40,000 Latin American computers.”