Most likely you’ve heard incalculable stories of how the web is overflowing with hackers, that U.S. and China are battling for cyber dominance and malcontent is being spread worldwide. But it is really difficult to know whether you’ve been hacked, unless, you’ve been hacked before.
Now, Norse Security, a U.S.-based computer security firm, released a ?real time map?that outlines continuous cyber-attacks.
This is an interesting geographic map that illustrates real time global cyberwar.
Picture above shows that the U.S. is constantly getting pounded by hackers worldwide, and if you will look closely, you will be able to see that most of the attacks are coming from China and U.S.
According to Smithsonian Magazine, the Norse map ?does not represent all hacking attempts on this planet, but to provide a snapshot or a preview of global hacking attempts with the use of Norse Honeypot Network.?
If you watch the real-time map, it’s ?transparent that most attacks are either initiated by the U.S. or China, ?and that the U.S. is the biggest focus of the attacks. You can also view the attack types if it’s through a domain, ssh, snmp, netbios-dgm and more.
It seems that these attacks originated from “zombie computers.” These computers have been traded off by a hacker and ?attacks on his discretion.
Since this information originates from Norse’s system, it’s tricky to say whether these are genuine attacks. And since there are no detailed information coming from Norse, it’s really hard to say whether these are real.
Here are some details for you to have an idea on Global Cyberwarfare.
- In 2011, U.K. reported that they are the focus of 120,000 attacks per day.
- In 2012, the National Nuclear Security Administration, which is accountable for the U.S. atomic stockpile, said that they saw 10 million attacks on their system every day.
- U.S.?DOD reported that they were the focus of 10 million digital attacks every day, back in 2012.
- BP’s CEO reported in 2013 that they saw 50,000 cyber attacks on their system per day.
Image Source: ?Norse Security