September 1, 2014 by

Mapping the World’s Cyber-Attacks

Today, I have come across a very interesting website. The site, called the Digital Attack Map, maps distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks worldwide. It offers a visual representation of the world’s top 2% of cyber attacks, tracking the country of origin, the target country, the type of attack, and many other features of these attacks. The project is a collaboration between Google Ideas and Arbor Networks.

Why track DDoS attacks?

“Distributed Denial of Service attacks can be used to make important online information unavailable to the world. Sites covering elections are brought down to influence their outcome, media sites are attacked to censor stories, and businesses are taken offline by competitors looking for a leg up. Protecting access to information is important for the Internet and important for free expression.” -site

Why visual maps?

“Understanding the raw data behind DDoS Attacks is not intuitive. As a result, the impact, scale and scope of the challenge can be easily overlooked. We hope this tool allows more people to understand the challenges posed by DDoS attacks. We also hope it triggers a dialogue about how we can work together to reduce the threat of DDoS Attacks, improving the Internet for everyone.” -site

The website can be found here.

 

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LIFARS is the global leader in Digital Forensics and Cyber Resiliency Services. Our experience spans two decades working on high profile events, often in concert with Law Enforcement Agencies around the world. Our proprietary methodology derives directly and indirectly from our experience working with and for U.S. Intelligence Agencies, Interpol, Europol, and NATO. We are solely dedicated to Cyber Resiliency and thus pay close attention to all aspects of our clients’ engagements experience while providing a strategic and integrated array of services to minimum risk and disruption while protecting your brand.

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