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 2022/05/17

Number of unique hosts by country

country Hosts Percentage
China(CN) 38,805
 
15%
India(IN) 21,282
 
8%
Brazil(BR) 18,665
 
7%
Mexico(MX) 16,224
 
6%
United States(US) 15,597
 
6%
Russian Federation(RU) 13,797
 
5%
Republic of Korea(KR) 12,046
 
5%
Viet Nam(VN) 8,642
 
3%
Iran (Islamic Republic Of)(IR) 8,142
 
3%
Taiwan(TW) 8,065
 
3%

Number of unique hosts by TCP dst port

Dst Port Hosts Percentage
23 98,045
 
3%
445 61,265
 
2%
80 43,772
 
1%
8080 41,032
 
1%
2323 30,408
 
1%
5555 11,021
 
< 1%
81 9,768
 
< 1%
8443 5,678
 
< 1%
22 5,540
 
< 1%
49152 5,003
 
< 1%

Number of unique hosts by UDP dst port

Dst Port Hosts Percentage
60149 25,738
 
19%
58074 19,581
 
15%
5060 2,312
 
2%
5353 2,258
 
2%
6881 2,149
 
2%
1900 2,127
 
2%
30301 1,907
 
1%
8080 1,902
 
1%
8000 1,900
 
1%
8083 1,898
 
1%

Number of packets by country

Packets Percentage
United States(US) 39,099,660
 
40%
Russian Federation(RU) 18,906,587
 
19%
China(CN) 7,090,532
 
7%
Great Britain(United Kingdom)(GB) 4,246,196
 
4%
Singapore(SG) 3,442,697
 
3%
Hong Kong(HK) 3,430,390
 
3%
Japan(JP) 2,179,960
 
2%
Republic of Korea(KR) 1,797,709
 
2%
Brazil(BR) 1,249,651
 
1%
Germany(DE) 1,147,706
 
1%

Number of packets by TCP dst port

Dst Port Packets Percentage
23 7,928,520
 
9%
22 1,865,287
 
2%
445 1,514,382
 
2%
80 1,341,910
 
1%
5555 1,102,346
 
1%
443 1,069,098
 
1%
3389 938,157
 
1%
1433 871,950
 
1%
8080 666,199
 
1%
81 651,104
 
1%

Number of packets by UDP dst port

Dst Port Packets Percentage
5060 619,586
 
9%
123 538,952
 
8%
1900 324,045
 
5%
389 322,466
 
5%
161 263,193
 
4%
53 254,656
 
4%
5683 185,352
 
3%
19 184,371
 
3%
3702 169,527
 
2%
5353 166,086
 
2%

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