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 2021/05/06

Number of unique hosts by country

country Hosts Percentage
United States of America(US) 235,636
 
21%
Brazil(BR) 117,134
 
11%
India(IN) 86,456
 
8%
China(CN) 51,822
 
5%
Mexico(MX) 40,984
 
4%
Russian Federation(RU) 29,825
 
3%
Indonesia(ID) 28,361
 
3%
Republic of Korea(KR) 25,188
 
2%
Argentina(AR) 21,837
 
2%
Spain(ES) 20,740
 
2%

Number of unique hosts by TCP dst port

Dst Port Hosts Percentage
23 97,442
 
3%
445 71,373
 
2%
80 59,212
 
2%
8080 54,202
 
2%
2323 20,125
 
1%
5555 14,880
 
1%
81 13,526
 
< 1%
8443 7,907
 
< 1%
49152 7,793
 
< 1%
1023 7,644
 
< 1%

Number of unique hosts by UDP dst port

Dst Port Hosts Percentage
61332 69,576
 
35%
64036 52,544
 
27%
5060 2,146
 
1%
5353 2,135
 
1%
11211 1,991
 
1%
1900 1,939
 
1%
8080 1,883
 
1%
30301 1,879
 
1%
4000 1,873
 
1%
8082 1,871
 
1%

Number of packets by country

Packets Percentage
Russian Federation(RU) 80,501,115
 
55%
United States of America(US) 23,166,719
 
16%
China(CN) 13,004,395
 
9%
Germany(DE) 3,946,739
 
3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland(GB) 3,751,812
 
3%
Ukraine(UA) 3,308,455
 
2%
Indonesia(ID) 2,975,061
 
2%
Latvia(LV) 2,512,102
 
2%
Singapore(SG) 1,127,706
 
1%
India(IN) 1,097,191
 
1%

Number of packets by TCP dst port

Dst Port Packets Percentage
23 3,655,032
 
3%
22 1,742,627
 
1%
445 1,569,916
 
1%
6379 1,184,944
 
1%
1433 927,153
 
1%
81 890,336
 
1%
80 884,146
 
1%
5555 631,581
 
< 1%
3389 607,995
 
< 1%
443 605,940
 
< 1%

Number of packets by UDP dst port

Dst Port Packets Percentage
123 601,869
 
12%
5060 485,057
 
9%
3283 265,760
 
5%
161 193,942
 
4%
1900 190,973
 
4%
389 183,469
 
4%
53 183,278
 
4%
2362 156,136
 
3%
32410 124,817
 
2%
5353 110,528
 
2%

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