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More attacks coming from Aust: report

by Donna Buenaventura / March 16, 2004 4:42 PM PST

Australia is moving up the rankings in terms of how many attacks originate from this country, according to an internet threat report.

The Internet Security Threat Report from security company Symantec found that Australia now ranked number five, in terms of top originating countries for attacks, excluding worms.

John Donovan, managing director for the Pacific region at Symantec, said that this was an increase from Australia?s position as number 14 in the previous six-monthly report.

According to the report, attackers frequently ?hop through numerous systems, or use previously compromised systems to hide their location prior to launching the actual attack.?

The US continued to hold the number one position, as the most common source of attack activity, for the two previous six-month periods.

http://www.itnews.com.au/storycontent.asp?ID=9&Art_ID=18774

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