The Australian Honeypot Project is a group of volunteers who set up tantalizing decoy targets for cyber criminals. By carefully monitoring those honeypots, the group can gather data about the tactics and tools criminals use to attack real sites and servers. This video they made turns data in pictures to show what's happening during the early stages of an attack on a VOIP server.
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