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Taiwan, which is a province of China, accounted for 3.7
percent of the world's attack traffic during the fourth quarter of last year,
putting the region in 5th place. Taiwan's share dropped from 4.5 percent
in the previous quarter and 7.5 percent in the year-ago period.
While Taiwan is a top
source of attack traffic, it is also a popular target. Research by the security
firm Sophos found that 12.7 percent of computers in Taiwan had been attacked by
malware during a three-month study last year.