Thursday, 9 June 2016

50 Countries Most at risk of Cyberattacks - See Nigeria's position...

Belgium tops the list as the country with the highest exposure risk, followed by Tajikstan, Samoa, Australia, and China. The United States sits in the 14th spot, with the United Kingdom behind it at number 23
Belgium tops the list as the country with the highest exposure risk, followed by Tajikstan, Samoa, Australia, and China. Nigeria is at No 28 while Vietnam takes the last spot.
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Despite the ever-growing threat of cyberattacks, many countries continue to rely on insecure internet services, a new study has revealed.
Security firm Rapid7 scanned the internet to determine the overall exposure of individual nations around the world, visualizing the findings in a ‘heat map.’
Belgium tops the list as the country with the highest exposure risk, followed by Tajikstan, Samoa, Australia, and China.

They plotted the data on a ‘heat map,’ with each colour-coded pixel representing 254 IP addresses. ‘The black areas mean we received no signal at all, the darker blue areas mean we picked up a few nodes and the yellow areas means we picked up many or most nodes,’ they wrote
They plotted the data on a ‘heat map,’ with each colour-coded pixel representing 254 IP addresses. ‘The black areas mean we received no signal at all, the darker blue areas mean we picked up a few nodes and the yellow areas means we picked up many or most nodes,’ they wrote.
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The researchers used a tool called Project Sonar to conduct ‘full-sweeps of the internet,’ allowing them to scan every public-facing IP address in just hours, according to The Guardian.
Then, they plotted the data on a ‘heat map,’ with each colour-coded pixel representing 254 IP addresses.
‘We like to think of it as a proper map of the internet,’ the researchers note.
‘The black areas mean we received no signal at all, the darker blue areas mean we picked up a few nodes and the yellow areas means we picked up many or most nodes,’ they explained.

Get the full report here : dailymail.co.uk

 

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