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Live Viral Attack Map

First Posted: Oct. 12, 2016, 10:23 p.m. CST
Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2016, 11:34 p.m. CST

It'd be interesting to see what sort of program tracks and models all this. It must be quite large to track all this activity globally. It can be accessed here

Norse Corp is a global technology security firm offering software solutions with real time tracking of Malware attacks. They also run this map of ongoing hacker attacks with the attacker application, geographic location, their target, the attack type and even the IP address of the attacker.

Interestingly, many of these attacks seemingly come from Microsoft Corporation which probably means most attacks are made with Microsoft applications. Makes sense since Microsoft is the industry standard for computing. Also of note, is despite the consistent indications of hacking, Russia has seemingly little to no activity.. it's either very secure or using satellite states or third-parties for attacks.

Pretty fascinating to watch: it really lights up sometimes.

This article was written by Matija Koracin. Matija is the editor and CTO of ThoughtCow, and an entrepreneur working in real estate technology in Brooklyn, NY and Reno, NV. He received his Bachelors degree in Information Technology in 2016. He plays guitar, hackie sack, and the bongo drums.

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