Threat Detection

Monthly Analysis - December 2021 | Managed Web Hosting

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Top Left - Based on our traffic analysis for December 2021, see the top 10 countries classified as origin of web server attacks.
Top Right - Geovisualization of web server attacks during December 2021, across the 76 countries classified as origin of such attacks.
Mid Left - Analysis of IP addresses identified as trying to hide their identity, classified in 4 categories - Hosting, Proxy, VPN, and TOR Exit Nodes.
Mid Right - Cloud service providers classified as origin of web server attacks during the month of December 2021. These 6 providers accounted for 36% of the total attacks for the month.
Bottom Left - Geovisualization of web server attacks originating from the Amazon Web Services (AWS), during the month of December 2021.
Bottom Right - Geovisualization of web server attacks originating from the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), during the month of December 2021.

Highlights

  • USA remains the principal source of web server attacks.
  • A 38% (significant) increase in the number of web server attacks originating from cloud services, when compared to November 2021.
  • Amazon Web Services remains the principal source of web server attacks across all the major cloud providers.
  • Attacks from Amazon and Google clouds represented 92% of the total number of attacks across all cloud providers.
  • Web server attacks from Hosting environments continued to increase, from 80% in November to 86% in December - see the Privacy report for more detail.
  • The top ten countries out of 76 classified as origin of web server attacks accounted for 61% of the total attacks for the month of December 2021.
  • IP addresses identified as anonymous (trying to hide their identity) accounted for 61% of the total server attacks for the month.
  • Websites built on the WordPress and Joomla CMS platforms continue to be the most attacked. We estimate that 87% of attacks recorded this month were directed to these platforms.

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