March 5, 2021

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ELI5: What does “network attack detected” mean?

I know essentially nothing about computers (or technology in general), but I recently received several Kaspersky notifications saying “Network attack detected”. There are ten of these notifications in all.

Under the “Network Attack Blocker” page of my Kaspersky software, I can see when each of these notifications occurred – nine of them occurred at the exact same moment in time, while the tenth occurred a few seconds later. They all list the same “attacking computer IP”. Under “result”, they each say, “Not processed: Scan.Generic.PortScan.TCP”, and under “object type”, they each say, “Network packet”.

Can someone explain to me what these terms mean? Is my computer at risk from this? Or should I be okay since Kaspersky noticed it?

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