Myanmar tops Akamai attack traffic figures

Myanmar was the top source for attack traffic during the first quarter of 2011, according to traffic-optimisation company Akamai.Myanmar accounted for 13 percent of attack traffic, while the US accounted for 10 percent, according to Akamai's quarterly State of the Internet Report.

Myanmar was the top source for attack traffic during the first quarter of 2011, according to traffic-optimisation company Akamai.

Myanmar accounted for 13 percent of attack traffic, while the US accounted for 10 percent, according to Akamai's quarterly State of the Internet Report.

"This sudden appearance of Myanmar on the list of top attack traffic sources is certainly unusual, and appears to be related to attack traffic targeting Port 80 observed by Akamai in late February and early March," said the report.

The attack traffic stemming from Myanmar indicated targeted attacks, while attack traffic from the US, which targeted tens of thousands of ports, indicated more general attacks, said Akamai.

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