Worldwide Cyber Attacks

The Government Security News published an article titled: “German Telecom Company Provides Real-Time map of Cyber-attacks”. If it is credible, and at this point I have no reason to doubt its credibility, it is a fascinating bit of technology. Deutsche Telekom (the folks behind T-Mobile) indicates that there are about 450,000 cyber-attacks worldwide per day.

The portal has a digital map which reveals the alleged country origin of the cyber-attacks. I found it interesting- in the last month, the top 5 countries conducting attacks were listed as:

  1. Russian Federation
  2. Taiwan, Province of China
  3. Germany
  4. Ukraine
  5. Hungary

The United States was 6th and China came in a distant 12th. Granted China might be “laying low” because of the Mandiant_APT1_Report – But I doubt it.

The number one attack type was the Server Message Block (SMB) Network services attack against port 445. Of the short time I monitored the portal, there were numerous hits from Australia, Bosnia and Herzeg, and Columbia.

This capability tends to concern me greatly- What about you?

The article can be found at: http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/28720?c=cyber_security&utm_source=Homeland+Security+Insider+–+March+14%2C+2013&utm_campaign=Feb.+27%2C+2013&utm_medium=email

Check it out….

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