China Named Top Originator of Attack Traffic in Q4 2014: Akamai
A new report from Akamai Technologies names China as the top source of attack traffic on the Web.
In its ‘Fourth Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report’, Akamai cited China as the originator of 41 percent of observed attack traffic. According to the report, during the fourth quarter of last year Akamai observed attack traffic originating from 199 unique countries and regions. Out of the 199, China was the clear leader of the pack, accounting for more than triple the amount originating from the U.S.
« Akamai maintains a distributed set of unadvertised agents deployed across the Internet to log connection attempts that the company classifies as attack traffic, » according to the report. « Based on the data collected by these agents, Akamai is able to identify the top countries from which attack traffic originates, as well as the top ports targeted by these attacks. »