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Phishing and Spam Highest in Russia

by Savitha C Muppala on July 31, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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 Phishing and Spam Highest in Russia

Russia is at the receiving end of the maximum Internet attack traffic, such as phishing and spam, in the world, a study has revealed.

With 12 percent of attack traffic, Russia has topped the list that features over 200 countries.


According to the data, from network giant Akamai, the United States stands at second position with 10 percent of such traffic.

At the third spot is China with 9.1 percent of attack traffic, reports the BBC.

Rounding up at fourth and fifth position is Taiwan and Brazil with 6.1 and 6 percent of such traffic.

Akamai delivers between 15 to 30% of all internet traffic.

In the first quarter of this year, over 487 million unique IP addresses from 233 countries or regions connected to its network.

Global percentage of attack traffic is as follows:

1. Russia 12pct

2. US 10pct

3. China 9.1pct

4. Taiwan 6.1pct

5. Brazil 6.0pct

6. Italy 4.4pct

7. Germany 3.9pct

8. Romania 3.2pct

9. Japan 2.9pct

10. Poland 2.4pct

Source: ANI
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