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Hackers come from the United States

Date: March 28, 2007

One-third of the world's hackers come from the United States. In comparison, Symantec Corp. reports China is responsible for about 10 percent of computer attacks and Germany around seven.

A computer systems expert we spoke to said that report is probably not too far off base. Gordon Johnson works with Western Kentucky University's computer system.

Johnson said you track where hacking originates by using a computer's IP address. An IP address, much like your home mailing address, is a unique address computers use to communicate with each other on a computer network.

"Even though hackers are good at spoofing social security numbers and hiding their identities, you can get a feel for where it's coming from," Johnson said.
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2007-03-29 12:49:23 - I don't get the comment that "spoofing... rapier57
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