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World War 3 Is Happening Now, On The Internet

 

Whether you’re bored at work and looking to kill some time or you’re up late at night because you can’t sleep, we all have a few websites that we use to kill time.  These websites can be useful in some way or just a complete time sucking void that we love to get ourselves trapped in for a while.  Wherever you fit it, this nifty site can keep your attention for a while and distract you from watching the clock.

The world is constantly at war.  A war that goes unnoticed to most people.  The battles rage every second of every day.  But if you know where to look, you can see the war taking place before your eyes.  This is the ultimate game of Risk, World War 3 on the largest scale imaginable.  The combatants range from large corporations to governments to one man armies.  The war allows no quarter and only the most skilled and battle-hardened survive to fight another day.

If this all sounds like the plot of a new action-thriller or the latest video game, well, you’re right and wrong.  This is a battle of ones and zeroes.  This war takes place on the Internet and it is very real and the stakes are very high.  Cyber attacks or cyber-terrorism as some call them are as serious to any country’s infrastructure as any conventional attack.  In some respects, it is even easier to plan and execute a cyber attack across the Internet than to commit a bombing or mass shooting.

NorseCorp has a great map on their website that lets you track cyber-attacks on the Internet from across the world in real-time.  They provide the attack’s country of origin, what type of attack it is, the target of the attack and more.  Even if you’re not interested in the details or don’t know what any of it means, the map itself is kinda cool to watch.  It looks like a high-tech global game of Internet Missile Command going on between countries.

The map allows you to zoom in and out of specific areas to better localize your view of the cyber battles that go on virtually nonstop every day.  Just click on the image below to begin watching this war unfold before you.

 

NorseCorp live Internet attack map


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