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Antipodean hacker activity on the rise

They come from a land down under. An internet security report released by anti-virus vendor Symantec has revealed that Australia has joined the ranks of international hacker sources. Ranked fifth amongst the top originating countries, excluding worm-type strikes, Australia was the only new entry to the ranks tabled from hacker activity in the six months from July to December 2003. However, the report notes that although the statistics are accurate in that they trace back to the last IP address from which the attack was launched, the origin may not be the attackers’ own system. Full Story

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