U.S. as a cyberthreat drops to number three

Thursday - 4/21/2011, 8:30am EDT

China has bumped the United States as the most feared nation in cyberspace. The Center for Strategic and International Studies conducted the survey on behalf of McAfee Security. It found that 30 percent of global IT security professionals view China as the biggest cyber threat, with Russia rising to number two. The United States was number one last year, but the number of IT pros who see the U.S. as a major threat fell dramatically - from 36 percent last year down to 12 percent this year. This takes the U.S. to the number three spot, just ahead of North Korea.

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