There are some remote corners of the planet with great communities and fascinating stories.
They are also home to computers and servers, and over the 48 hours of June 18 and 19, they were used to attempt breaking in to Tomorrow.
Our web security blocks the IP address for a period after three attempted logins. But throughout these two days, an individual or system tried to get in at times every two to five minutes, using IP addresses predominantly around Russia to base their attacks.
With 219 blocked IP addresses at three login attempts each, that’s 657 attempts. None was successful.
But we thought it would be useful, in the spirit of openness and transparency, to show what this attack – which is still ongoing – looks like.
View 657 hacking attempts in a full screen map
There is no identified reason why Tomorrow is receiving this attention, but most online attacks are simply because they can.
Internet security is something all individuals and organisations have to be aware of, constantly.
Tomorrow knows this from experience – we were hacked in late 2012, replaced with various selections of propaganda and it took months to rebuild. Their access to the site was because, admittedly, there was a silly username of “admin” – never do that by the way – and someone could get in. Lesson learned, security improved.
But few if any website or organisation is immune and we keep working to ensure Tomorrow keeps going. If you would like to help us stay on top of security advances, do please consider a donation.
In the meantime, check out some of the world’s most used IP addresses.