The Denial Of Service attack is unfortunately becoming all to common as a method of screwing with some business, blogger or government entity.
Technology company Norse owns thousands of data centres and key internet hardware around the world. By monitoring the attacks that come into its own hardware, it can work out the location and severity of all the major DDoS attacks that are taking place at any time. As a chart of numbers, such data isn't particularly interesting. But turn it into animated coloured shooting arrows that fire across an on-screen map of the world, and you really get a feel for how much DDoS traffic is in circulation at any one time.
It really is amazing to watch. Check out http://map.ipviking.com/ to see it for yourself.TechSupportAlert