NEWS - October 23, 2013
by Carol~ - 10/23/13 12:10 PM
Google Project Shield to Protect Sensitive Sites from DDoS Attacks
DDoS attacks have been a problem for nearly as long as the Internet has been a thing, but they're difficult to visualize and understand on a practical level. A whole bunch of traffic is going to a Web site. So what? Now, Google and Arbor Networks are collaborating on a project that shows exactly how large and damaging some of these attacks are, and who's attacking who at any given moment.
The Digital Attack Map, launched Monday at the Google Ideas Summit, gives users a clear picture of ongoing DDoS attacks on a world map, and also enables them to dig into the details of a given attack. Users can see the origin country and destination of each attack, the maximum volume of traffic, which ports are being attacked, how long the attack has been going on and what kind of attack it is. The data is coming from Arbor's ATLAS monitoring system, and is updated every day.
"What our ATLAS data highlights is just how commonplace DDoS attacks have become - both in terms of frequency but also in terms of how many Internet users are impacted by DDoS. It's not just a problem for large, global organizations and service providers, but anyone with an Internet connection can be caught in the crossfire of an attack. The 'collateral damage' of an attack against a large organization or service provider are the people that rely on those networks every single day," Dan Holden of Arbor said.
Continued : http://threatpost.com/google-project-shield-to-protect-sensitive-sites-from-ddos-attacks/102645
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