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Attack Traffic: 10 Countries Source of Almost 75% of Internet Attacks

A recent quarterly report titled “State of the Internet” has been released by Akamai providing Internet statistics on the origin of Internet attack traffic, network outages and broadband connectivity levels around the world.

According to the report, during the first quarter of 2008, attack traffic originated from 125 unique countries around the world. China and the United States were the two largest traffic sources, accounting for some 30% of traffic in total. The top 10 countries were the source of approximately three quarters (75%) of the attacks measured. Other observations include:

  • Internet attack traffic originating from 139 unique countries during second quarter 2008
  • Attack traffic targets over 400 unique ports, a nearly twenty-fold increase over first quarter
  • South Korea toped list of countries with the greatest levels of high broadband (>5 Mbps) connectivity
  • Delaware leads U.S. states with greatest level of high broadband (>5 Mbps) connectivity as percentage of total unique IP addresses from each state

The “State of the Internet” report is available for download (free registration required).

 

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