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Myanmar Occupies First Spot among Countries with Most Malicious Web-Traffic

According to its 'State of the Internet Report ' the vendor for content network servings Akamai reveals that Myanmar, most unexpectedly, is the No.1 generator of malevolent Web-traffic as it makes its debut among the most-indexed sources unleashing malicious Internet-traffic, published InfoSecurity dated August 10, 2011.

The country that since 4-years has been generating malevolent Web-traffic, had for the first instance joined the rankings, observed Akamai. The firm additionally stated that the assaults coming out of Myanmar appeared associated with malicious Web-traffic during February-March 2011 and aimed at port 80.

Presently the country accounts for 13% of the total malicious traffic that Akamai witnessed. Also, being among the top rankings, Myanmar's case is especially astonishing as this not-so-big nation didn't make it to the ten worst-countries producing attack traffic during 2010-end.

Contrarily, the U.S occupied the 2nd spot with 10% of the total malicious traffic, while Taiwan was placed third at 9.1% aiming at innumerable ports. Russia slid down to No.4 being responsible for 7.7% of the entire attack traffic. Interestingly, the USA-originated attack operations strongly suggested that there was ordinary port-scanning, while assaults taking pointed aims were absent, the security firm stated.

Meanwhile, Akamai evaluates malevolent Web-traffic using a term it has coined "attack traffic," and deploying certain agents online, it keeps watch over attack traffic.

Moreover, David Belson, who edited Akamai's report, says that it isn't clear whether the Myanmar-originated assaults have a specific gang as their source alternatively whether it is a botnet, which apparently has discovered a few unprotected hosts. SecurityPlanet published this on August 11, 2011.

Besides, according to Akamai, the port -"www/http" against which 11% of the total assaults globally targeted, taking it on No.2 among the most-attacked ports, following port 445, has been allotted to Microsoft-DS. During 2008, Microsoft-DS had been the port that was subjected to assaults by the infamous virus -Conficker.

Meanwhile, Belson added that Port 445 had steadfastly occupied the first spot on the list for 2-3 years just passed. Eventually, according to Akamai, there were yet some computers, which were hijacked while they continued disseminating Conficker whose traffic the firm was seeing. InfoSecurity published this.

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