Majority of Internet Attacks Originate in Asia-Pacific Region, China Tops List
China remained the leading originating country of observed attacks accounting for 34 percent of attacks in the first quarter of 2013, down from 41 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. This decrease is largely due to a sudden rise in attacks originating in Indonesia. The Southeast Asian republic jumped into second place with a thirty-fold increase in attacks during the first quarter of 2013, bringing its share of observed attacks to 21 percent.
Hong Kong, one of China's special administrative regions, rose to tenth place with 1.6 percent of attacks. Meanwhile, Taiwan, which China claims as its own, remained among the top ten originating countries with 2.5 percent of the total observed attacks.