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Google’s Digital Attack Map plots DDoS attacks around the world

One of the most common attacks seen against a website is a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, where malicious hackers command botnets of hijacked computers around the world to bombard a particular website with traffic – causing it to fall over.

The team at Google Ideas has teamed up with Arbor Networks to provide Digital Attack Map, a visualisation of denial-of-service attacks around the world.
There’s even a movable timeline, so you can look back through at historic attacks (see the enormous DDoS attack which started on August 8 2013, for instance, when the United States was getting pounded).

Pretty neat, eh?

The threat of DDoS attacks have been used by hackers in the past to blackmail websites into paying “protection money”, or risk having their site go offline. Victims have included gambling sites in the run-up to major sporting events.

However, in recent years it has become a favourite weapon of hacktivists and politically-motivated attackers who wish to silence a website that they dislike.

 

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Great graphics.

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Re: Google’s Digital Attack Map plots DDoS attacks around the world

Thanks for posting this story! We were actually just talking about this as a team the other morning. Very cool map.

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Re: Google’s Digital Attack Map plots DDoS attacks around the world

The following article is a update on Google's DDoS attacks

 

(Cyber criminals ride Google coattails in DDoS attacks)

 

 

 

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The following article is a update on Google's Maps

 

(Google Maps community competition falls foul of Indian regulations)

 

By Richard Chirgwin, 29 Jul 2014

 

Google has found itself in hot water in India, with the country's Central Bureau of Investigation launching a formal investigation into Google Maps for allegedly publishing the location of sensitive military bases.

The problem arose because of a community competition held last year - Google's Mapathon 2013 - in which the Chocolate Factory asked citizens to map their local neighbourhoods. Falling foul, perhaps, to a US-centric mindset, Mountain View neglected to obtain the necessary approval from the official mapping agency, Survey of India.

 

The Register/ full read here/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/29/google_maps_community_competition_falls_foul_of_indian_regul...

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Really? Now we have to worry about Google Maps attacks? It never stops does it? Smiley Sad
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