Source: Misha Glenny
Last week, we learned that Canada has been shooting up the chart of cybercriminals’ “most favoured nation” status, now the sixth most likely country to host servers running malicious programs after spending a few years in the mid-teens.
Let’s be clear from the outset, though: The fact that Canada is moving up that list is not all bad, nor does it mean that ordinary Canadians are about to experience a sudden upsurge of digital assaults directed at them. It means that people engaged in Web malfeasance who could be anywhere in the world have discovered they get less grief and resistance by launching their attacks from servers based in Canada than from their home base.
Published: May 18, 2011