India is the eighth most prolific hacking country: Akamai report
| by Nikhil Subramaniam |
If you have been following all the hacking news recently, you would have seen that most such stories say the hack originated from China. No, it's not a conspiracy theory to indict the Chinese technophiles; China indeed is the world leader in hacking.
A report by Akamai Technlogies says the country deserve much of the blame for the spate of hack attacks late last year. The report lists the top ten countries where hacks originated in the last quarter of 2012. India was in eighth place with 2.3 percent of the world's attack traffic coming from our country during the fourth quarter of last year. In fact, India's share has decreased from 2.5 percent in the Q3 and 3 percent in comparison to the year-ago period.
The Northern Hemisphere has the majority of hackers (Image credit: Getty Images)
With 41 percent of all major hacking activity coming from China, the country is far and away the most prolific in that time period. When it comes to hacking, the top three nations are China, USA and Turkey. While China and USA can be considered cyber-attack powerhouses, Turkey accounted for 4.7 percent of the world's attack traffic. In fact, Turkey's share increased by nearly 10 percent over the previous quarter.
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