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Website Shows Cyberattacks As They Happen In Real-Time

Cyberattack monitoring

Deutsche Telekom, owners of US based T-Mobile Wireless, has developed a new website that displays cyberattacks as they happen in real-time.

The free website allows users to monitor when and where in the world cyberattacks are occurring.

While the average users will not find value in simply starring at a map while they are potentially under attack, the company is using the website to collect valuable data.

Deutsche Telekom compiles data for thousands of incidents daily with Russia far and away the worst attacker. According to Deutsche Telekom, Russian has experienced 2.4 million cyberattacks since February 2012.

In a distant second place, Taiwan racked up 900,000 attacks followed by Germany at 780,000 attacks. The Ukraine also received more than half a million hits with 566,000 attacks.

The United States also make the top 10 list with a sixth place finish of 355,000 attacks launched from US soil.

Some countries results might surprise viewers; for example, India wasn’t even in the top 15 cyberattacking countries. India has a very strong tech background, which apparently is used more for largely legitimate reasons.

Deutsche Telekom says the most common method of harassment arrives from server message block (SMB) protocols. That specific threat accounts for 27 million attempts per month. SMB attacks make sense since they allow for file sharing between systems which in turn allows for further attacks following exploits.

The monitoring system has found that attacks on operating systems and communication ports were less common with just thousands of attacks per month.

Deutsche Telekom collects its mapping information from a network of 97 “honeypots” which provide information about ‘hacking tripwires.”

Honeypots only monitor systems where they are installed, but the information still provides a decent look at how attacks are occurring around the world.

You can check out the full system here: sicherheitstacho.eu/

Are you surprised by the number of cyber attacks from the countries listed in the top six?

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