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India 7th in Cyber Attacks, 85th in Net Connectivity: Report

Cyber attacks originating from India rose by 26 per cent in the first quarter of this year, according to a report by cloud services company Akamai, which ranked the country seventh in the top ten list.

Published: 01st July 2014 08:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2014 10:45 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Cyber attacks originating from India rose by 26 per cent in the first quarter of this year, according to a report by cloud services company Akamai, which ranked the country seventh in the top ten list.

China topped the list with 41 per cent attack traffic originating from the country, the report states. The United States came second with 11 per cent and Indonesia third with 6.8 per cent.

The ‘State of the Internet’ report, published every quarter by Akamai, also places India 85th in the list of countries on broadband penetration, which is at 4.9 per cent. South Korea leads the list with 77 per cent broadband connectivity while the global rate grew at a nominal 1.7 per cent from the previous quarter to reach 56 per cent.

Average connection speed in the country remained at 1.7 Mbps in Q1 which places India at the lowest rank for the Asia Pacific region.

 Globally, the average connection speed increased by 1.8 per cent and is expected to cross 4 Mbps in the next quarter. South Korea again led the list with average speed of 23.6 Mbps, a lead of 9 Mbps over Japan. India (0.3 pc) and China (0.2 pc) also came last in the list of countries ready for ultra HD (4K) video streaming. Four K streams require between 10 and 20 Mbps bandwidth besides other factors, including availibility of content and players.

 The report states that globally, only 11 per cent connections were at speeds of 15 Mbps or above while seven of the top 10 countries on this list are also on the global high broadband connectivity list, the report said. The full report can be accessed at www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet  



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