Watch worldwide cyber attacks in progress
I’m no expert and can’t begin to explain everything about this live map from Norse IPViking, an Internet security operation. But it shows the many cyber attacks going on around the world right now — against fake targets. The targets are actually honeypots, hacker mousetraps if you will, set up by Norse to lure attackers into exposing themselves and their IPs. (There’s a brief explanation on Quora.)
The map is interactive; mousing over items in the Origins, Targets, and Types lists changes what’s highlighted on the map. “S” toggles larger tables. The large unidentified node in the far South Atlantic appears to be the representation for military/government attacks from unknown locations.
It may take several minutes for the map to fully load and might require some refreshing (or maybe I’m still experiencing problems from the Lizard Squad attacks). But once loaded, it’s almost like watching live fire, tracers arcing from one point to another, bursts and salvos followed by minutes of relative calm.
It’s both intriguing and disturbing to see how much would-be cyber mischief and malevolence is being generated around the world.