Taiwan high-tech industry received largest volume of DDoS attacks last month, says Akamai Technologies
By: Judy Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Most denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks launched by hackers from Feb. 15 to March 14, 2017 in Taiwan targeted the high-tech industry, according to statistics compiled by leading global content delivery network provider Akamai Technologies.
Industries in Taiwan that were most severely attacked by hackers were the high
technology industry (61.8 percent), manufacturing industry (17.6 percent) and the financial services industry (7 percent), according to statistics compiled by Akamai’s intelligent platform that delivers 30 percent of the global Internet traffic.
The majority of the hacks were launched from IP addresses in Taiwan, followed by Alabama in the U.S., and Brazil.
“It is often a misconception that most attacks are launched from abroad,” said Akamai’s Security Business Unit director Amol Mathur. “Attacks are coming both domestic and outside.” [FULL STORY]