Italy Is Main Source Of Mobile Cyber Attacks Says Akamai

A new report has found that Italy was the main hub for mobile cyber attacks during the second quarter of 2010.

According to Akamai's state of the internet report for Q2 2010, 25 per cent of all observed mobile cyber attack came from Italy.

The US came ahead of Russia and China in terms of cyber attacks, accounting for 11 per cent of observed attacks. When it came to continents, Europe emerged as the leading hub for cyber attacks, accounting for 39 per cent of them.

In terms of average broadband speeds, seven European countries made it into the top 10 list - Romania, Netherlands, Latvia, Sweden, Czech Republic, Belgium and Denmark.

In judging raw internet speeds, South Korea and Japan got the top 2 spots, followed by the Netherlands.

“Significant growth in connections to Akamai at speeds above 25Mbps were observed in the Netherlands (up 12 per cent), Romania (up 25 per cent) and Belgium (up 21 per cent),” the report observed.

The fastest city in the world in terms of broadband speeds was Masan, South Korea, averaging 20 Mbps.