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Old June 30 2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Map of cyber attacks

A website has published a real-time map of cyber attacks as they happen. First of all, it's fascinating to watch what's going on on line. As you sit and stare at it, every so often you'll see a mass of attacks all directed at one location, perhaps coming from one location or from all over the world. Like this:


It usually looks more like this:


I have to wonder, though, how does this website get the information it's displaying? Or are they just making it up?
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Old June 30 2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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Re: Map of cyber attacks

Most large data centers have folks who monitor internet traffic and watch for attacks on the local company network with commercial software. Also, there are internet appliances you stick not only inside your network, but in your DMZ that have really cool interfaces like this one to monitor what's coming into your network from the outside internet.

The software at that site would have to be powerful (not to mention their actual computing power) to do this real time. I'm sure it exists, you know damn well our government has this stuff, and it's probably much better.
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Old July 1 2014, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: Map of cyber attacks

Reminds me of War games.
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Old July 6 2014, 08:31 PM   #4
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Some other talk of that here http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthre...e-in-real-time
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Old July 8 2014, 04:24 AM   #5
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Re: Map of cyber attacks

That is way too cool! I mean, not the attacks, but the monitoring software. That is awesome.
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Old July 11 2014, 02:49 PM   #6
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That is way too cool! I mean, not the attacks, but the monitoring software. That is awesome.
Yea it is. It's one good way of keeping an eye on those SOB's.

Ran into some issues with Echtel before on my laptop -_-. VERY annoying they are.
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