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Iran, Kuwait Most Active In Mideast for Cyber Attacks

Among Middle East states, Iran and Kuwait were most active as originators of cyber attacks, according to a survey by Symantec, the anti-virus solutions provider. While Iran was the source of 29.3 attacks for every 100,000 Internet users, Kuwait had 23.3. The two were placed one and two respectively in Symantec’s list of Tier II countries which are seeing a high incidence of cyber attacks. Others in the category include Romania, Tanzania and Puerto Rico. Among all countries, the U.S. led the table by accounting for 35.4 per cent of all cyber-related attacks, though down from the 40 per cent in the first half of 2001. South Korea and China followed with 12.8 and 6.9 per cent respectively. The Middle East can take heart from the fact that it accounted for less than one per cent of cyber-related attacks. Full Story

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