Half of Spam and Internet Attacks come from just 20 of 42,000 ISPs
There are more than 42,000 Internet service providers (ISPs) in existence. But only 20 of them are responsible for 50% of all spam and phishing attacks that people receive.
Brazilian researcher Giovane Cesar Moreira Moura says in his PhD dissertation “Internet Bad Neighbors” that in many instances, ISPs specialize in junk mail and malicious activity.
But then there’s Spectranet in Nigeria, labeled the Internet’s most crime-ridden network because 62,5% of its addresses were found to distribute spam.
And the United States, according to Moura, has hosted the majority of phishing attacks.
To Learn More:
Internet Bad Neighbors (Giovane César Moreira Moura, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology) (pdf)
Giant Internet Spammer Knocked Out, but It Won’t Make Much of a Difference (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
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