Tuesday, March 20th 2007

USA is the Main Source of Online Attacks

Despite China, Russia and even Korea often being stereotyped as the main online criminals, security firm Symantec has revealed that its findings suggest most online attacks come from the United States, accounting for a huge 31% of attacks. China was the next behind after quite a gap, making up 10% of attacks – Germany proved to be a wildcard coming in at third with 7%. Servers in the USA account for 51% of phishing attacks – considering that the malicious firms can make up to $6 for each credit card number, online identity theft is becoming quite a profitable business.Source: Symantec via TG Daily
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6 Comments on USA is the Main Source of Online Attacks

#1
Homeless
Somebody copy + pasted the wrong thing :
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Jimmy 2004
by: Homeless
Somebody copy + pasted the wrong thing :
Lol! Sorry!

I write all my stories in word first and then copy them across - I think I pressed Ctrl + C wrong somehow :confused:
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I think those numbers are skewed. Not saying we dont have brilliant people here to hack and stuff, but honestly, I think they are more overseas. I think they use DNS here to route their attacks. Well, thats my opinion anywho.
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#4
ktr
I just hacked myself...
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#5
Completely Bonkers
I think the US is the source of most flaming wars too (other type of online attack!)
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Polaris573
Senior Moderator
by: Completely Bonkers
I think the US is the source of most flaming wars too (other type of online attack!)
Haha. That's pretty good, and probably true.
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