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2/20/2016
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Cybercrime And Hacking Atlas

A geographic guide with cybercrime threat and target trends in 10 notable countries.
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Hungary


Hungary, like many other former communist countries of Eastern Europe, has struggled in the last decade. Hungary is small, but home to thousands of hot springs, and Budapest is often called one of the world's most beautiful capital cities.

Notable hackers: In 2010, Hungarian citizen Attila Nemeth compromised the network of the Marriott chain of hotels and attempted to use stolen data to extort the company into hiring him as a security consultant. He was arrested after flying to the US for a phony interview, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 30 months in prison. 

Population:  9,897,541

Median age: 41.4

GDP:  $247 billion

Unemployment rate:  7.3%

Average monthly salary (USD):  $557

Trivia:  Two different Hungarian IP addresses rank in the top 10 most hostile non-US IP addresses, according to Solutionary SERT.

Trivia:  Hungary ranks fifth in countries categorized by malicious bot activity, according to Symantec.

Hungary

Hungary, like many other former communist countries of Eastern Europe, has struggled in the last decade. Hungary is small, but home to thousands of hot springs, and Budapest is often called one of the worlds most beautiful capital cities.

Notable hackers: In 2010, Hungarian citizen Attila Nemeth compromised the network of the Marriott chain of hotels and attempted to use stolen data to extort the company into hiring him as a security consultant. He was arrested after flying to the US for a phony interview, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Population: 9,897,541

Median age: 41.4

GDP: $247 billion

Unemployment rate: 7.3%

Average monthly salary (USD): $557

Trivia: Two different Hungarian IP addresses rank in the top 10 most hostile non-US IP addresses, according to Solutionary SERT.

Trivia: Hungary ranks fifth in countries categorized by malicious bot activity, according to Symantec.

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kencook
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4/12/2016 | 5:28:48 PM
Re: Slide 11
And more advanced practitioners are better at hiding their true location. Usually by tailing through India! For example, you didn't see me here.
Grands-mamans
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3/9/2016 | 2:49:56 AM
Black-hat
India, China, Russia, ... Not especially surprising... THE Land off black-hat SEO
AlexMcG
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3/1/2016 | 2:34:23 PM
Curious
Are we still stuck on the idea that the country who owns an IP block where an attack originated from is somehow involved/complicit in the attack? Where did this list come from? Was the genesis of this article taking a list of the recently busted and then sprinkling facts about their country of origin?
BrianN060
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2/24/2016 | 1:03:59 PM
Atlas
Some interesting points.  Guess I was expecting interactive maps showing traced origins by intensity, sophistication, impact, etc... over time.  

Learned some things, in any case.
Natasha_D_G
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2/23/2016 | 7:55:33 PM
Diverse attacks
Quite an interesting atlas of cybercrimes. Not just the countries mentioned but the types of attacks. I'd be interested in seeing an updated one of these perhaps as soon as next year to see how attacks are changing. Would an updated atlas have more critical infrastructure attacks?
kward850
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2/23/2016 | 2:10:42 PM
Reply to hacks and spammers
just send them all a 'Write Zeroes' command back tracked to them to take them down and erase all their data.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/23/2016 | 1:31:01 PM
Slide 11
re: India... Not especially surprising, I suppose, considering that according to other reports, many black-hat non-hacker hired guns are hired there for pennies for such tasks as decoding CAPTCHAs and spamming message boards for black-hat SEO.
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2/23/2016 | 9:15:13 AM
Nice Slideshow would have appreciated the Financial Details more
Hi [email protected]!!!

This is a most informative slideshow.

However,would have loved if it had more information on much money each country would have taken in from various hacking operations(& also which countries have lost the most cash).

What is increasingly apparent is that most of the hacking events/Targets are involved in Financial theft so it makes more and more sense to keep your Financial Databases,etc isolated from the General Internet with no Web facing Apps whatsoever.

Will that make the whole experience a little boring;Sure.

But it will save companies enormous financial Burdens in the Long run.
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2/23/2016 | 6:33:58 AM
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Cybercrimes are now an issue for many countries, and i think that countries have to organise their defense.
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2/22/2016 | 1:11:16 PM
Bold
USA: That is extremely bold to continue your crime after cooperating with the government. I thought Albert was going to Mitnick his way out of there but I guess not.
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