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Indonesia and China responsible for majority of ‘malicious’ internet traffic

October 17, 2013

Strange Asia

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Average internet speeds have seen a significant increase from early 2013

The quarterly Akami report on ‘the state of the internet’ has revealed some changing trends in global connectivity. In the 2nd quarter of 2013, Indonesia surpassed China as the origin of the most malicious internet traffic. 38% of attacks came through Indonesian IP addresses, compared to 33% from China. Together they account for almost three quarters of all cyber attacks, with the US following with 6.9%.

However, this does not necessarily imply that all the cyber attack attempts originated in these countries: hackers often reroute their efforts through compromised servers or computers elsewhere. Akami does point out that hacking and DDoS (dedicated denial of service) attacks “continued to become more concentrated, with the top 10 ports seeing 82% of observed attacks”. While the number DDoS attacks dropped overall, Akami also acknowledges the influence of the Syrian Electronic Army, who…

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