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The South Asian country of Myanmar is now No. 1 in the world of online cyberattacks.
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, now holds the top spot as the source of the most online attack Web traffic, according to the security firm Akamai.
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The U.S. came in second with 10 percent of all online attack traffic; with 9.1 percent, Taiwan was third; Russia placed fourth (down from No. 1 last year) and China rounded out the top five.
http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/mya...-traffic-1005/
    
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Good to know..

Will drop this in my interview today.. its for a security admin.
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Good to know..

Will drop this in my interview today.. its for a security admin.
Just make sure you know what "IT" means.
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Akamai's data only analyzes "the last networking hop before a connection comes in," eSecurity Planet said. That means cybercriminals could simply be routing their online attacks through servers in Myanmar as a way to evade detection and throw enforcement agencies off their scent.
That's not much of a stat then is it? I mean the amount of people making this "attack traffic" has to be a niche group. If enough of them got into an IRC and decided to route things through this little country then of coarse a large chunk of their traffic would be attacks. I would argue that if in that scene the cool thing to do was to route traffic through Burma people would follow suit, just like if the cool thing to buy is a h100 people do it.

Interesting none the less OP +rep
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Seinfeld: Isn't that Burma?
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Seinfeld: Isn't that Burma?
Yep, it's Burma. It always has been, always will be. Only the current dictatorship likes the name "Myanmar".
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