Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS attacks around the globe, built through a collaboration between Google Ideas and Arbor Networks.
The tool surfaces anonymous attack traffic data to let users explore historic trends and find reports of outages happening on a given day.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be used to make important online information unavailable to the world.
Sites covering elections are brought down to influence their outcome, media sites are attacked to censor stories, and businesses are taken offline by competitors looking for a leg up.
Protecting access to information is important for the Internet and important for free expression.
Google Ideas is a think/do tank at Google that explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression. We connect users, experts and engineers to research and seed new technology-driven initiatives. Google Ideas worked in partnership with Google’s Big Picture Team to design and develop the Digital Attack Map.
View the Digital Attack Map here: https://www.digitalattackmap.com/