Deutsche Telekom unveils real-time map of global cyberattacks
Deutsche Telekom launched a Web portal Wednesday that provides a real-time visualization of cyberattacks detected by its network of sensors placed around the world.
The website is called Sicherheitstacho.eu and aims to provide a situational overview of global cyberattack activity. The attack data is collected by 97 sensors known as honeypot systems deployed by the company around the world.
These sensors serve as decoys for automated attacks targeting vulnerabilities in network services, websites, smartphones and other types of systems. The incidents are displayed in real time on an interactive map as they hit the sensors and a live ticker lists their type, their country of origin and the targeted services. Deutsche Telekom uses the information gathered from the sensors to protect its own systems and to warn customers about the prevalence of specific threats. The company shares the data with the authorities and other security vendors.