The Internet is not a static entity, with a constantly shifting landscape of security threats and attacks. Akamai’s third-quarter 2104 State of the Internet report, which was released on Jan. 8, sheds some light on where attacks are coming from and where they are going. As was the case during the second quarter of 2014, China was the top originating country source, representing 49 percent of attack traffic, up from 43 percent in the second quarter of 2014. In second place was the United States, with 17 percent of third-quarter attack traffic, up from 13 percent in the second quarter. While the top sources of attack traffic have remained constant, there was a shift in third quarter in the most attacked server ports. In the second quarter, Port 80, which is used for HTTP Web traffic, was the most attacked at 15 percent, but surprisingly in the third quarter it only accounted for 4.6 percent of attacks. Instead, Port 23, which is used for Telnet, was the most attacked port with 12 percent of attacks in the third quarter, up from 10 percent in the second quarter. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the key findings in the 3Q14 Akamai State of the Internet report.

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