Operating on the Internet creates a cyber threat to those who conduct discrete market research, business intelligence collection, or establish private or privileged communications channels. The simplest online activity leaves a “footprint”. Anyone using the Internet “unprotected” exposes their IP address and network identity.
This makes high-interest users such as law enforcement, financial institutions, commercial entities and national infrastructure providers a potential target. Many of the existing non-attribution systems don’t address geo-location footprint, use patterns or habits.