Visualizing a VOIP security attack

Through our support of the Honeynet Project, we attempted a new visualization approach with the aim of showing the scale of a typical attack on a VOIP server on the internet in an engaging way.

With the increase in popularity of VOIP telephony, attacks are becoming more prevalent. The compromise of a VOIP system can cost the victim over $100,000 in real cash. For example, an Australian based company suffered $120,000 in toll fraud as a result of a VOIP compromise - read the full story here.

The video is intended to be a stylized visualization of the early stages of a cyber criminal compromising a VOIP system.

Credit to gltail, a ruby based tool to which we fed heavily modified logfiles, and Johann Pachelbel for his Canon.
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