A US security company called Norse, which specialises in darknet
monitoring, has built a real-time map that shows
where cyber-attacks are being launched from around the world.
“Every second, Norse collects and analyses live threat
intelligence from darknets in hundreds of locations in over 40
countries,” explains the company. “The attacks shown are based on a
small subset of live flows against the Norse honeypot
infrastructure, representing actual worldwide cyber attacks by bad
actors. At a glance, one can see which countries are aggressors or
targets at the moment, using which type of attacks.”
The result is something that looks more like a video game than
reality, particularly if you’re familiar with Introversion’s
classic title Defcon.
Keep it running for a while and you’ll spy a lot of action coming
from both the United States and China.
If you like that map you’ll probably also enjoy this one from Kaspersky,
which is very similar — showing attacks on its 60 million users
around the world in real-time.