Taiwan Tops List for Attack Traffic
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Internet attacks can come from anywhere in the world, though according to a new report from Akamai, it's more likely that the Asia Pacific region is to blame.
Akamai's second quarter 2011 State of the Internet report, identifies the top source of attack traffic as well as which server ports are being targeted. For the second quarter, Taiwan topped the list of countries for attack traffic representing 10 percent of all global attack traffic, up from nine percent in the first quarter of 2011.
Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) held the top spot last quarter with 13 percent. In the second quarter, Myanmar fell to the number two slot, accounting for nine percent of attack traffic. In the first quarter, David Belson, author of the Akamai report told InternetNews.com that he wasn't sure if Myanmar would remain at the top of the list for the second quarter. Myanmar did not rank in the top ten for attack traffic in 2010. The U.S. placed third at 8.3 percent, China fourth at 7.8 percent and Russia round out the top five list coming in at 7.5 percent.
On a global basis, Akamai reported that 47 percent of all attack traffic observed by Akamai came from the Asia Pacific region. In contrast, 30 percent came from Europe, 20 percent from the Americas and only 3 percent from Africa.