‘State Of The Internet’ Shows Attacks, Network Speeds Up

China and the United States accounted for the greatest percentage of Internet attacks in the first quarter of this year, according to a report released this week.Akamai’s first “State of the Internet” report covers information about broadband, attacks and other data gathered in Q1 of 2008. The report also offers news and information about Denial of Services attacks, hacking, and network events.To read this InformationWeek story in full, see www.informationweek.com/news/services/data/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208400869.US, China largest sources of Internet attacks
China and United States accounted for 30 percent of Internet-attack traffic in Q1 2008China and the United States were the two largest sources of Internet-attack traffic during the first quarter of 2008, accounting for 30 percent of such traffic, according to Akamai Technologies.Akamai, which operates a global server network for online media, applications and transactions, said it will release quarterly “State of the Internet” reports compiled from data extrapolated from its network.
http://computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1356779001China and U.S. lead in Internet attacks
China and the U.S. lead the world as the two biggest sources of Internet attack traffic, according to a report published by the content distribution company Akamai.Akamai, which operates a global server network that helps distribute and accelerate rich media across the Internet, released its first quarterly “State of the Internet” report on Thursday.One of the key findings of the report revealed that China and the U.S. were home to the greatest percentage of Internet attacks, such as denial of service attacks and hacking attempts for the first quarter of 2008. Almost 17 percent of this traffic originated from China, while the U.S. trailed close by with 14 percent of this traffic coming from computers based here.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9955344-7.htmlThe full Akamai State of the Internet report is available from Akami here although it requires registration.

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