- WEB STARTUPS
- WEB JOBS
- ALL TOPICS
Akamai Releases State of the Internet Report
Akamai is out today with their first "State of the Internet" report. The report is well worth a read as it covers a variety of topics including: security, connection speeds, geography, network access, and Internet penetration. Some of the interesting stats include:
- China leads the world in attack traffic including denial of service attacks.
- Nearly 30% of attacks are to port 135 which is used for remote procedure calls on Microsoft operating systems.
- In March 2008, more than 10,000 Web pages on hundreds of Web sites were infected by hackers looking to steal passwords used in popular online games.
Here are a couple of the charts from the report.
High Broadband Connectivity: Fastest International Countries
As you can see in the chart below, South Korea leads the world as the fastest country with nearly 64% of connections to Akamai occurring at over 5 Mbps. Japan ranked second and the U.S. came in seventh.
Slowest International Countries
For those countries on some form of broadband, here are the countries with the slowest (less than 256k) connections. Rwanda came in first with nearly 100% of connections on these slower broadband connections. The U.S. shows nearly 8% of all connections at this speed – my mother is one of those 8% as she is still on a 56k modem.