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 2022/08/15

Number of unique hosts by country

country Hosts Percentage
China(CN) 38,662
 
17%
United States(US) 17,432
 
8%
India(IN) 16,608
 
7%
Mexico(MX) 11,210
 
5%
Russian Federation(RU) 10,411
 
5%
Brazil(BR) 9,915
 
4%
Iran (Islamic Republic Of)(IR) 9,825
 
4%
Republic of Korea(KR) 7,313
 
3%
Viet Nam(VN) 7,168
 
3%
Egypt(EG) 6,632
 
3%

Number of unique hosts by TCP dst port

Dst Port Hosts Percentage
23 93,824
 
3%
445 44,559
 
1%
80 38,079
 
1%
8080 35,285
 
1%
2323 17,802
 
1%
81 10,167
 
< 1%
5555 9,270
 
< 1%
22 6,089
 
< 1%
8081 4,813
 
< 1%
1433 4,659
 
< 1%

Number of unique hosts by UDP dst port

Dst Port Hosts Percentage
65394 18,986
 
19%
61943 12,939
 
13%
6881 2,960
 
3%
46109 2,713
 
3%
5060 1,880
 
2%
5353 1,838
 
2%
1900 1,803
 
2%
8082 1,634
 
2%
8080 1,633
 
2%
8081 1,624
 
2%

Number of packets by country

Packets Percentage
United States(US) 29,466,768
 
35%
Russian Federation(RU) 12,906,212
 
16%
China(CN) 9,074,504
 
11%
Hong Kong(HK) 3,600,242
 
4%
Taiwan(TW) 3,011,367
 
4%
Great Britain(United Kingdom)(GB) 2,951,094
 
4%
Bulgaria(BG) 2,863,550
 
3%
Singapore(SG) 2,254,635
 
3%
Republic of Korea(KR) 1,772,447
 
2%
Panama(PA) 1,325,004
 
2%

Number of packets by TCP dst port

Dst Port Packets Percentage
23 12,815,763
 
17%
22 2,675,884
 
4%
5555 1,360,692
 
2%
445 1,251,351
 
2%
80 1,231,375
 
2%
81 1,030,401
 
1%
1433 875,584
 
1%
3389 802,430
 
1%
443 555,559
 
1%
2323 479,836
 
1%

Number of packets by UDP dst port

Dst Port Packets Percentage
5060 557,128
 
9%
123 328,175
 
5%
53 323,761
 
5%
161 265,463
 
4%
46109 257,890
 
4%
1900 212,529
 
3%
6881 153,540
 
3%
5683 147,651
 
2%
5353 136,338
 
2%
3885 130,850
 
2%

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