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Sat, Oct 26, 2013

Digital Attack Map

The new Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks around the globe, built through a collaboration between Google Ideas and Arbor Networks. The tool surfaces anonymous attack traffic data to let users explore historic trends and find reports of outages happening on a given day. DDoS attacks are now common-place as bot-nets become available for rent as tools to attack websites groups disagree with. 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 even businesses are taken offline.  The map is embeddable in other sites, as shown below.

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2013 10 26 | Filed under Tech News  

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