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Top 10 Countries Where Cyber Attacks Originate

China tops the list, serving as the source of 41 percent of the world's attack traffic. Photo from Shutterstock.
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April 24, 2013 By

Cybersecurity experts will probably not be surprised by new data from Cambridge, Mass.-based cloud platform provider Akamai. Its evaluation of global attack traffic in the last quarter of 2012, as reported by Bloomberg.com, has 41 percent originating in China, citing among other things, a "sophisticated hacker network."

Top Ten Hacking Countries

1. China 41 percent (of the world's attack traffic)
2. U.S. 10 percent
3. Turkey 4.7 percent
4. Russia 4.3 percent
5. Taiwan 3.7 percent
6. Brazil 3.3 percent
7. Romania 2.8 percent
8. India 2.3 percent
9. Italy 1.6 percent
10. Hungary 1.4 percent

 


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Pamela Kullo    |    Commented April 25, 2013

Not surprising China leads the pack since they are also the number one producer of all electronic products. They make the products so would certainly know how to sabotage their products.

Larry Karisny    |    Commented April 25, 2013

Pamela. China not only makes the chips sets but many of the exploit tool kits and apps that use smartphones as hacking devices. See my article: http://www.digitalcommunities.com/articles/Column-Google-Cybersecurity-Hack-or-Help.html. Also enterprise networks are closed networks that are not part of these statistics unless the breaches are disclosed by the company in question. Most companies will not disclose this information due to concerns about their stock dropping. i.e. It's worse than you think.

Top 10 Countries    |    Commented April 29, 2013

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