June 6, 2019
Norse used to be a cyber security company that had a really fancy 'attack map' that is shown above. I say used to because they are not around anymore... That's to bad, but what is this map really showing? Norse corp collected the data of attacks on their honeypot servers. Honeypots are essientally traps for hackers or bots to try to attack. The server can look really vulnerable and important, but really holds nothing important and just logs the attack attempt. Norse had a bunch of honeypot servers all over the world doing just this. So this map isn't hackers breaking into stuff all over the world, it was just attacks against one companys honeypot servers. Still pretty cool idea though, and it's really simple to put a honeypot server together yourself.
There are tons of great guides out there to set up a server manually if you like to copy paste the commands all yourself. However I made up a little script that sets one up in a few minutes.Its probably not a good idea to set one up on your home network... I recommend setting one up on a VPS service. On DigitalOcean you can get a honeypot up and running for $0.007 an hour. Plus using that referal link gives us both money for the service. Starting up a server that is 1GB ram and 1GPU is more than enogh to run the honeypot. Following the instructions on github will have the script up and going in seconds.
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