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originally posted by: AnonyMason
/me sighs. DDOS is for skids.
Also commenting from the sidelines about what this map shows has proved to this internet denizen that very few of you understand how the internet works. Kind of disappointed, really. These types of packet storms happen on a near daily basis. Small groups of individuals (teams) with a limited bot network (zombie networks) can generate huge amounts of traffic with about 100 lines of code. Other DDOS tools used for stress testing networks can be downloaded for nothing from open source projects all over the internet. They can be used to the same effect by anyone with an internet connection.
Also this map is showing the source/destination of packets and volume. This can't be entirely accurate because of things like proxychains, tor and a number of other ip obfuscation tools commonly used people every day. For example, an attack from China may show as originating in Amsterdam or France. China loves to screw with US networks and vice-a-versa. Governments are always playing cyber games and very rarely are they doing so from an IP address that pinoints their physical location... that's pretty much lesson one in terms of basic cyber security. Obfuscate, proxy, obfuscate, hide, proxy again, then find an exit node on the opposite side of the planet. Are these packets being generated? Most definitely. Are the origins as clear as they are on that map? Nope.
Also, yes there are people who attack other web sites, servers, clouds from within the same country. It's the internet, and skiddies are always throwing packets around at each other. Some times its for stress testing, sometimes it's political, and sometimes it may be for 'teh lulz, man'. Anonymous hates anonymous. Anonymous can be a cancer to anonymous around the world. Governments like to remain anonymous when they play these kinds of games, too. Skids will be skids whether they work for a government or for their own personal interest. DDOS is more of thorn in the side attack, or a fuzz for other more penetrating attacks being carried out simultaniously.
Educate yourselves, please. Google is your friend. TCP Reflection, Apache Killer, HOIC, LOIC... If you want to learn about DDOS those are good places to start. This is a common thing, guys. It's the reason companies like Cloudflare and Black Lotus are in business. Ipviking and digitalattackmap.com look like that all the time.
OP loves to mountanize molehills.
EDTA: Your big WW3 DDOS attack was a bunch of skids smacking around Destiny and Call of Duty servers. LizardSquad
originally posted by: AnonyMason
a reply to: RickinVa
You may be surprised at how much that map goes off with newer NTP reflection attacks. Some have hit 4Gbps according to NSFOCUS
Read This Mr. Admin
Not doubting your skills. But just because the packets go off the chart doesnt mean its the government.
Far from meaning its something to do with WW3.
It is a tactical network that allows sharing of this information among appropriate elements in the field, but also provides connectivity to worldwide maximum security networks such as JWICS and specific United States intelligence community networks. While it is tactically used, however, there is a TROJAN Data Network (TDN) operations center at Fort Belvoir, VA, where the central AN/FSQ-144(V) TROJAN CLASSIC equipment is located.
There are actually three networks within TDN:
TDN-1, operating at the SECRET security level between TROJAN Classic facilities, switch extensions, and SPIRITs.
TDN-2, at the TS/SCI security level. It provides data exchange between selected TROJAN sites requiring access to the National Security Agency network, which is separate from JWICS
TDN-3, also at the TS/SCI security level, but the gateway to JWICS.