tpatt100 wrote: »
Yeah the US sure is doing something there.....
YFZblu wrote: »
From the FAQ section of the site:
Q: Does an attack's source country indicate the location of the attacker?
A: Usually not. The source of an attack can (and often is) forged to appear as though it is initiated from a different location and, when accurate, usually represents the location of an infected computer being used in a botnet.
Addtitionally the website explains this traffic is collected from ISP customers who voluntarily donate their statistical data to the project. I'd be interested to know how much of these perceived attacks are actually just misconfigured devices and/or anomalies in internet traffic; we'll likely never know of course, because the identity of the endpoints is kept anonymous and this is a bird's eye view of the data.
Not to say that the internet isn't a hotbed of malicious activity, because it certainly is. But these types of maps, imo, are inherently flawed. It's an intriguing display of statistical data at first glance but likely doesn't represent much value to us because we can't contextualize any of it.