Canada is rapidly expanding its cybercrime

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Canada is rapidly expanding its cybercrime

Postby Red Dwarf » Wed May 11, 2011 11:16 pm

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The next hotbed of cybercrime activity is . . . Canada ? Published Monday, May 09, 2011

    * Jump in Hosted Phishing Sites - Canada saw a huge increase in the number of servers hosting phishing sites, jumping 319 percent in the last year. This tremendous increase over the last 12 months is second only to Egypt in terms of the growth of sites hosting crimeware.

    * Increase in Bot Networks – Cybercriminals are moving their command and control centers to safer grounds. In the past eight months, Canada saw a 53 percent increase in bot networks. In fact, Canada scored the second highest for hosting bot networks, when compared to the U.S., France, Germany and China.

    * Malicious Websites – We’re seeing a trend of malicious websites decline across the board. However, Canada’s decline is tremendously slower, when compared to the countries listed above.

    * Overall Increase in Cybercrime – In Websense’s most recent Threat Report, Canada was #13 in the world for hosting cybercrime. Now they have jumped to #6 in the world in 2011. And, this number continues to rise.
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Re: Canada is rapidly expanding its cybercrime

Postby AlphaCentauri » Thu May 12, 2011 11:21 am

I'd like to see a graph of the increase in cybercrime alongside a graph in the increase in the number of communities with high speed internet. I'm sure the penetration in rural areas is rising but still has a long way to go.
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Re: Canada is rapidly expanding its cybercrime

Postby blocklist » Mon May 16, 2011 10:38 pm

I see the same.
The Attacks from Canada on our statistic from, was since 01.01.2010 to 17.05.2010 unique IP-Addresses 155.
And since 01.01.2011 to yet (17.05.2011) was 507 unique IP-Addresses.
It is for the same time in the last 6 Month, 352 IP-Address more between the time one year before.

P.S. the IP-Address there are listen after 01.01.2011 was not in the query before and the Ips before was not listend after 17.05.2010 (only the last attack was matched).
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