Digital Attack Map Tracks DDOS Attempts

Curious about the frequency of distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks? The Digital Attack Map provides an hourly updated map identifying evidence of currently active attacks.

The site uses data sourced from 270 ISPs by Arbor Networks; the site itself was built by Google Ideas. As well as the "live" broadcast, the site also includes archive maps for notable attacks; an attack on Australia in August this year is shown below.

Neither the attackers or the targets are identified, but it's still an interesting source of data.

Digital Attack Map [via Official Google Blog]


    Ironically the graphic showing an attack on Australia in August is blocked by my work's network....

    Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:57:14 EST
    Source IP:
    URL: GET
    Threat Type: othermalware
    Threat Reason: Domain has unusually high traffic volume for a very recent registration. Domain reported and verified as serving malware.
    Notification: WBRS

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