Philippines Is 6th Most Attacked Nation On Internet

A recent Internet security report says that the Philippines was the sixth “most attacked” country among 20 countries studied.The 2006 Philippine Internet security statistics was managed through the joint initiative of the and the Philippine Honeynet Project.

The project involves 20 partner nations and over 60 organizations that contributes infrastructure and resources to monitor Internet attacks globally.

Lead analyst, Mark Ryan Talabis, said the Philippine Honeynet Project through Ateneo de Naga University supported the initiative in the country.

Results showed that most of the attacks directed at the country were mainly “local attacks,” meaning they came from within the Philippines.

Other attacks were shown to have come from China, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and the United States with most of them happening from 3 p.m. until midnight.

“Attacks were lowest between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.,” the report noted.

“This could indicate higher botnet, malware or worm activity from Windows machines probably because of its larger deployment around the world,” Talabis remarked.