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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Who’s China? India, Indonesia Line Up Global Cyber Threats

A new report suggests spiking attack traffic. Local coordination might be needed. 

John Anderson reports, "China usually gets a pretty tough ride when it comes to any discussion of online threats and cyber-crime."

Photo: IDG Connect
There is certainly a pretty compelling dossier of evidence by now linking state-sponsored actors to advanced and persistent attack campaigns on government and civilian targets outside the Great Firewall, dating back years. The Middle Kingdom also ranks consistently first when it comes to global sources of attack traffic. However, the latest threat intelligence from Asia suggests that focusing attention on China alone would be a dangerous oversight.

Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet report is a good indicator of where attack traffic is coming from around the globe. (Please see below).

State of the Internet report (PDF)
About John Anderson
John Anderson has been writing about technology and all things Asia for over a decade. From his perch in the Far East he keeps a keen eye on the global significance of emerging trends in the region.

Source: IDG Connect

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