Analysis of the Australian web threat landscape

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One in approximately eight Australian IPs are exposed to one or more web threats on any typical day, finds this report released by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project (31) involving Trend Micro and Deakin University. The researchers’ analysed malicious activity from over 200,000,000 web requests per day from Australia, with around 400,000 of these issued to malicious web pages.


This report discusses threats on the Australian web landscape. We analyse web logs and provide statistics on what is happening to the average Australian user of the world-wide web. The analysis covers aspects such as the volume and timing of web threats attacking Australians and the source geography of the malicious activity. We look at a case study of a web attack that had global reach and describe the impact of this attack on Australian web users.

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