Google Ideas and Arbor Networks have collaborated on Digital Attack Map project, which involved creation of a data visualisation map of global distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Using anonymous data from Arbor Networks' ATLAS global threat monitoring system, Google Ideas developed the Digital Attack Map, which allows exploring historical trends in DDoS attacks, and create the link to related news events on any day.
The data would be updated daily, while users can view historical data for all topographies.
Arbor Networks security research director Dan Holden said that the ATLAS data highlights 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 organisations and service providers, but anyone with an Internet connection can be caught in the crossfire of an attack," Holden said.
"The 'collateral damage' of an attack against a large organization or service provider are the people that rely on those networks every single day.
"This collaboration brings life to the ATLAS data we leverage every day to uncover new attack trends and techniques, sharing it in a visual way that connects the dots between current events and cyberattacks taking place all over the world."
According to a recent report from Akamai, the number of DDoS attacks rose during the second quarter of 2013.
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