Mapping Cyber Attacks in Real-time

Mapping Cyber Attacks in Real-time

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We live in a world where cyber attacks are inevitable. Common among them is denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Consider this — 1/3 of all downtime incidents are attributed to DDoS attacks; it only costs USD 150 in the black market to buy a week-long DDoS attacks, and so on. To highlight the intensity of cyber attacks in today’s world, Google Ideas and Arbor Networks have developed the Digital Attack Map, a live data visualisation tool that maps DDoS attacks around the globe. The tool utilises real-time anonymous traffic data from ATLAS threat monitoring system to create the map, which can also be used to track trends and see how the attacks fluctuate on a daily basis. Historical data can also be viewed for all geographies. The data is updated daily.