According to this Network World article, a study by Akamai indicates that 30% of all attack traffic, monitored across their 30,000 servers, originates from Japan. The attacks monitored include distributed denial-of-service attacks, Web site hacking attempts and DNS hijackings for 139 countries around the world.
Woah, woah, woah…hold the phone! That’s not supposed to be originating from Japan is it? Isn’t this traffic supposed to be coming from China, North Korea, or Iran? Don’t worry alarmists, I’m sure Akamai has just confused the countries.