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Top Ten Hacking Countries

By Mark Milian - 2013-04-23T04:06:33Z

Photograph by Jochen Tack/imagebroker/Corbis

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When it comes to computer-attack traffic, China deserves the bulk of the blame, but not all of it.

Ten countries including China accounted for three-quarters of the world's cyber-assault traffic during the last quarter of 2012, according to Akamai Technologies, which helps companies speed the delivery of online content.

While detecting the source of an attack can be difficult -- cyber criminals can launch online assaults from infected computers around the world -- knowing the country of origin can provide an important clue in ultimately determining the identity of a hacker.

Here's a look at which countries made the top 10 list.

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