Hackers haunting Europe now

Saturday, 29 November 2003, 9:15 AM EST

Hackers, it appears, are now forsaking North America in favour of European targets.

In November, said a report from British Internet security specialists at mi2g, Europe overtook North America as the most attacked continent in cyberspace.

Moreover, the successful hacking and distributed denial of service attacks now originate from Brazil, Russia, China and India, the mi2g Intelligence Unit reported in new research. Turkey, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are also increasingly active.

Successful digital attacks against North America have been dwindling quickly over the past three months.

Germany was the country suffering the most attacks with 2,314, followed by Britain (1,183), the Netherlands (967), Italy (529), Austria (354) and Switzerland (335).

The combined number of attacks 5,682 against the European countries far exceeds the overt digital attacks recorded against the United States (3,696) and Canada (209).

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