WHAT’S NICTER ?

Incident analysis center NICTER (Network Incident analysis Center for Tactical Emergency Response) is an integration of large-scale networking monitoring and analysis of cyber threats such as botnet or DDoS. Since 2005, NICTER has collaborated with numerous organizations both in Japan and overseas to distribute sensors to monitor darknet in real-time. A darknet is a set of globally announced unused IP addresses. Because there is no computer connected to the darknet, communication (packets) should not actually arrive under the normal usage of the internet. However, in reality, a large amount of packets arrives darknet: scan packets from a computer infected with malware searching for the next infection destination, spoofed packets bouncing back from a server to darknet (called backscatter), or internet-wide scan packets from those research organizations collecting data about internet-connected hosts and their open ports or services running etc. Observing and analysing such network traffic arriving at darknet guide us to the identification of new threats or unknown behavior of botnets which is one of the mission of NICTER's darknet observation.

Atlas

In Atlas, packets that reach the darknet are animated on the world map based on country, port numbers, and protocol information associated with the source and destination IP addresses.

Cube

Cube visualizes packets arriving at NICTER's darknet in a three-dimensional space, based on information about its source and destination IP address.

Stats visualizes time series data of NICTER's darknet traffic (hosts and packets) in a specified period and unit time (5 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day).

In the top 10 list, you can display the top 10 countriese and ports for the specified day. You can go back up to 3 months.
Date of 2020/09/19

Number of unique hosts by country

country Hosts Percentage
India(IN) 137,172
 
26%
China(CN) 50,937
 
9%
Egypt(EG) 42,541
 
8%
Brazil(BR) 32,169
 
6%
United States of America(US) 18,518
 
3%
Mexico(MX) 17,600
 
3%
Viet Nam(VN) 15,831
 
3%
Russian Federation(RU) 14,289
 
3%
Iran (Islamic Republic of)(IR) 13,783
 
3%
Indonesia(ID) 13,590
 
3%

Number of unique hosts by TCP dst port

Dst Port Hosts Percentage
23 264,599
 
21%
2323 95,900
 
8%
80 95,065
 
8%
8080 87,372
 
7%
445 77,922
 
6%
5555 28,469
 
2%
81 22,138
 
2%
1023 21,714
 
2%
8443 14,466
 
1%
52869 14,397
 
1%

Number of unique hosts by UDP dst port

Dst Port Hosts Percentage
64506 64,191
 
18%
56682 52,661
 
15%
11211 6,061
 
2%
5060 5,902
 
2%
5353 5,863
 
2%
6881 5,697
 
2%
8080 5,512
 
2%
8081 5,436
 
2%
8083 5,417
 
2%
8000 5,370
 
2%

Number of packets by country

Packets Percentage
Russian Federation(RU) 18,000,172
 
20%
United States of America(US) 17,322,061
 
19%
Netherlands(NL) 16,079,460
 
18%
Germany(DE) 7,434,687
 
8%
China(CN) 6,976,837
 
8%
India(IN) 3,240,244
 
4%
Switzerland(CH) 2,380,194
 
3%
Ukraine(UA) 1,366,317
 
2%
Taiwan(TW) 1,101,096
 
1%
South Africa(ZA) 1,009,643
 
1%

Number of packets by TCP dst port

Dst Port Packets Percentage
23 6,130,511
 
7%
445 5,264,729
 
6%
1433 1,770,583
 
2%
22 1,585,352
 
2%
80 942,601
 
1%
5555 778,547
 
1%
8080 702,071
 
1%
3389 640,205
 
1%
81 585,128
 
1%
8291 549,445
 
1%

Number of packets by UDP dst port

Dst Port Packets Percentage
123 327,324
 
6%
53 256,948
 
5%
1900 216,968
 
4%
389 180,737
 
3%
161 152,907
 
3%
5060 138,732
 
3%
137 131,358
 
2%
11211 122,083
 
2%
5683 103,844
 
2%
64506 101,412
 
2%

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