Canada Becomes Second-Largest Source of Phishing, Malware, Botnet Activity – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com

Cyber-criminals appear to be on the move, switching from Chinese and Eastern European IP addresses in favor of Canadian ones, according to securityresearchers.

An increasing number of malicious traffic and botnets is originating from servers based in Canada, Patrik Runald, a senior manager of security research at Websense, wrote May 9 on the Websense Insights blog. This may be because many Web security services and security products scrutinize traffic originating from China and Eastern Europe more carefully for malicious activity, the researchers said.

In contrast, Canada has a better “cyber-reputation,” and traffic from those servers may be regarded with less suspicion.

via Canada Becomes Second-Largest Source of Phishing, Malware, Botnet Activity – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.

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I am a veteran served on the USS Saratoga. After the military I worked on computers for the last 30 or so years. I worked as a hardware, software, network, email, groupware developer and security dude. I am now an abuelo. I belive in guarding the guards. We are all citizen warriors for our country the 5th battlefield is Cyber Space so here I am. Later, quis custodiet ipsos custodes? View all posts by gatoMalo

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