US, China account for 50% of internet attack traffic

Online content delivery specialist Akamai Technologies has released its inaugural ‘State of the Internet’ report. During Q1, Akamai observed attack traffic originating from 68 unique countries around the world. The US and China were the two largest attack traffic sources, accounting for nearly 50 percent of observed traffic in total.The top ten ports saw approximately 90 percent of the observed attack traffic, with more two-thirds of the traffic likely related to the Conficker worm. A number of new submarine cable projects were announced or deployed in the first quarter that are expected ultimately to improve internet connectivity for countries in Africa, Europe, South America and the Caribbean, and Oceania.To read this Telecom Paper report in full, see:

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