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Akamai’s State of the Internet Report

A third of all cyber attacks originated from China during the third quarter of 2012, according to a report by Akamai.

Akamai found that the second leading country for cyber attacks was the US. Russia was reported to have come in a distant third. The statistics come from Akamai's quarterly State of the Internet report.

"During the quarter, the top 10 countries/regions were responsible for generating 72 percent of the observed attack traffic. Within the top 10, slightly more than 50 percent of attack traffic was generated by three countries: China, the United States and Russia," Akamai claimed.


State Sponsored Cyber Espionage Up by 75%

According to a report issued by the Defense Security Services, government sponsored espionage is up by 75% from 2011.

DSS Director Stanley L. Sims stated that the attack pattern became even more firmly established in fiscal year 2011. And followed on to say: "Foreign collectors seek to elude the protective efforts of industry, DSS, the Intelligence Community, and law enforcement by concealing their activities behind various covers, such as third countries, front companies, and cyber identities."


Intelligence Panel – Chinese Telecom Companies Pose a Threat

In a report to be issued on Monday the House Intelligence Committee is warning US businesses not to do business with Huawei Technologies Ltd. and ZTE Corp of China.

The report reflects on theĀ  U.S. concern over cyber-attacks traced to China - "China has the means, opportunity, and motive to use telecommunications companies for malicious purposes," the report says. In addition the report recommends that no US government system use any components from these two companies due to espionage risk.