Introducing the Digital Attack Map

By: Dan Holden -

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.

That’s why Google Ideas and Arbor have collaborated on a Digital Attack Map – a project we’re very excited to announce today.

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The Digital Attack Map utilizes anonymous traffic data from our ATLAS® threat monitoring system to create a data visualization that allows users to explore historical trends in DDoS attacks, and to make the connection to related news events on any given day. The data is updated daily, and historical data can be viewed for all geographies.  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.

We invite you to explore the Digital Attack Map to see for yourself how DDoS has become a global threat to the availability of networks, applications and services that billions of people rely on every day.

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