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 2021/03/05

Number of unique hosts by country

country Hosts Percentage
China(CN) 40,989
 
11%
India(IN) 38,310
 
10%
Brazil(BR) 23,951
 
6%
United States of America(US) 21,043
 
6%
Mexico(MX) 19,449
 
5%
Russian Federation(RU) 15,152
 
4%
Viet Nam(VN) 12,668
 
3%
Philippines(PH) 12,600
 
3%
Indonesia(ID) 12,402
 
3%
Iran (Islamic Republic of)(IR) 11,539
 
3%

Number of unique hosts by TCP dst port

Dst Port Hosts Percentage
23 99,737
 
5%
445 78,229
 
4%
80 61,218
 
3%
8080 57,828
 
3%
2323 20,315
 
1%
5555 14,964
 
1%
81 12,997
 
1%
1023 8,136
 
< 1%
8443 8,029
 
< 1%
49152 7,582
 
< 1%

Number of unique hosts by UDP dst port

Dst Port Hosts Percentage
52413 79,414
 
31%
62775 62,252
 
25%
5353 2,203
 
1%
11211 1,914
 
1%
5060 1,894
 
1%
8080 1,822
 
1%
6881 1,788
 
1%
1900 1,766
 
1%
8082 1,751
 
1%
4000 1,742
 
1%

Number of packets by country

Packets Percentage
United States of America(US) 22,388,483
 
28%
Russian Federation(RU) 11,373,817
 
14%
China(CN) 9,610,368
 
12%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland(GB) 8,528,243
 
11%
Panama(PA) 4,535,981
 
6%
Iran (Islamic Republic of)(IR) 2,586,629
 
3%
France(FR) 1,854,953
 
2%
Viet Nam(VN) 1,559,845
 
2%
India(IN) 1,533,459
 
2%
Germany(DE) 1,118,903
 
1%

Number of packets by TCP dst port

Dst Port Packets Percentage
445 8,040,524
 
11%
23 4,056,215
 
6%
1433 1,956,562
 
3%
22 1,334,714
 
2%
6379 868,452
 
1%
80 822,650
 
1%
52869 691,036
 
1%
443 572,228
 
1%
3389 565,793
 
1%
5555 556,891
 
1%

Number of packets by UDP dst port

Dst Port Packets Percentage
62751 1,641,068
 
23%
123 830,209
 
11%
5060 625,383
 
9%
53 323,485
 
4%
389 298,151
 
4%
1900 245,857
 
3%
52413 124,712
 
2%
137 121,712
 
2%
161 106,928
 
1%
5353 105,289
 
1%

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