The below is a Cyber Threat Map from FireEye that animates threats as they are tracked by FireEye’s servers. The screen shows which countries the attacks originated from and what type of industries are most attacked.
Halloween is coming, so here’s something really scary – a live map showing you Top DDoS attacks happening across the planet.
DDoS = Distributed Denial of Service. The “bad guys” collect a whole slew of computers and processors that they have wrangled control of, and command them all to try and get information from a particular server or website, all at the same time.
This, of course, makes the site either really slow or causes it to crash.
Here is another map that shows unprotected databases that Comparitech has found on the internet.
View it here: https://www.comparitech.com/ransomware-attack-map/
There is an online security researcher named Krebs that published 3 basic rules for online safety. These still make a lot of sense:
- If you didn’t go looking for it, don’t install it!
- If you installed it, UPDATE it!
- If you no longer need it, REMOVE it!
The original article is at https://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/05/krebss-3-basic-rules-for-online-safety/