The US and China are locked in an escalating war about online spying that threatens to devastate business for companies in both countries.
But the scope and scale of hacking attacks between the two countries, and in fact between attackers and targets around the world, can be hard to imagine—until you check out this oddly mesmerizing real-time map that shows cyber-attacks ricocheting across the globe. The map was created by Norse, a US-based company that monitors malware and spyware. It explains that "attacks shown are based on a small subset of live flows against the Norse honeypot infrastructure, representing actual worldwide cyber attacks by bad actors," but the end result looks more like the vintage video game Missile Command.
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