Websense Study Claims Canada Next Hotbed for Cybercrime Web Hosting Activity

Published: 2011-05-14
Last Updated: 2011-05-14 01:54:44 UTC
by Guy Bruneau (Version: 1)
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According to Websense, Canada has been seen as a prime target to move cybercrime operations into their network infrastructure. Here is a summary of Patrik Runald's blog and the complete post can be found here.

Jump in Hosted Phishing Sites - A 319% increase in the last year. The various site locations are shown here.
Increase in Bot Networks – Over the past 8 months, a 53% increase of bot Command and Control (C&C). When compared to the U.S., France, Germany and China, Canada is now 2nd for hosting bot networks.
Malicious Websites - Websense noticed a decline of malicious website, however, this decline is moving at a much slower pace in Canada
Overall Increase in Cybercrime - In the 2010 Websense Threat Report, Canada was #13 and is now #6 in 2011.

Have you noticed an increase in cybercrime activity from web servers hosted in Canada?

[1] http://community.websense.com/blogs/websense-insights/archive/2011/05/05/the-next-hotbed-of-cyber-crime-activity-is-canada.aspx
[2] http://www.websense.com/content/threat-report-2010-introduction.aspx?cmpid=prblog


Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu

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