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Re: Intrusion Statistics

On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:34:42 +0000, Camaleón wrote:

>> 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
> dictionary/bots attacks.
>> 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 Europe).
> Besides, is the third country per Internet users in Europe:
> http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats4.htm#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...

Ah, thanks. You mention "malware bots". Am I to infer then, that it is 
likely than a fair proportion of these do not emanate directly from the 
hacker, but from a bot on an innocent bystander's box which has been 

Again I am curious, not concerned.


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