Re: Intrusion Statistics
On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 12:29:02 +0000, Walter Hurry wrote:
> More out of curiosity than paranoia, I have carried out a small
> geographical analysis of rejected "intrusion attempts" at my home router
> (this consists of dropped TCP packets and ICMP (ping) requests).
Interesting stats, indeed...
> Over the last seven months or so, there have been a total of 2318. By
> country of originating IP address, the top 5 are:
> China | 483
> United Kingdom | 455
> Russian Federation | 167
> Germany | 74
> Spain | 68
Hey, I'm there (Spain) :-P
My e-mail and web server stats also put China as the top source for
> I am curious as to why the United Kingdom should figure so highly. It is
> my own location, which is undoubtedly relevant, but I don't really
> understand the reason. The Internet is global, so why should such a high
> proportion of these unsolicited packets originate from my own domicile?
Well, true is that UK has very good connections, infrastructure and cheap
prices -I recently rented a hosting service in there- so for someone who
needs to control a set of malware bots its definitely a "good" country -I
mean, technically speaking- from where to operate (if you're located in
Besides, is the third country per Internet users in Europe:
I'd say that UK, The Netherlands and Germany are neuralgic nodes for ISP
inter-connections making them a very attractive target for both legal and
not so legal business...
P.S. Your message was formatted okay.