Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS 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.
(OSINTAnalyst.com) – Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) prevent information from being seen and/or disseminated on the Internet. Google Ideas and Arbor Networks explain that, “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.” This is a concerning and widely occurring problem. It is also a problem that is not widely understood and by no means intuitive. According to DigitalAttackMap.com, “As a result, the impact, scale and scope of the challenge can be easily overlooked.” Google Ideas, Big Picture Group and Arbor Networks have joined forces and designed this amazing tool to bolster understanding of the issue in general, and in hopes “it triggers a dialogue about how we can work together to reduce the threat of DDoS attacks, improving the Internet for everyone.”
This huge attack which occurred December 26, 2013 in the United States can be correlated with the following graphic which shows selected Web & News results for December 26-28, 2013.
Other notable events can be observed like the protests in Thailand on December 3, 2013, reports of attacks on the Philippine government on Oct. 2, 2013, and a multi-source fragmentation attack on Qatar on Sept. 11, 2013.
There are many types of DDoS attacks DDoS Attack Types (ICMP Flood, UDP Flood, Smurf Attack, SYN Flood, Get Request, Frag Flood, DNS Amplification Attack, etc.). More information regarding this serious threat can be found in the following two video playlists.