The animated map at the following link purports to show international cyber-warfare attacks as they’re taking place, right now. Although the graphic looks like something out of Star Wars, it is presented as truth. The graphic may be the single most mesmerizing, beguiling and disturbing image I’ve seen on the Internet.
Most of the cyber-attacks originate in the U.S. Most to the cyber-targets are in the U.S. It’s hard to tell whether the U.S. is attacking the world, or if the world is attacking the U.S.
If you look under the “Attacker” heading, you might be surprised to see how often the world’s cyber-attacks are attributed to the “Microsoft Corporation”.
It’s hard to believe. We’re looking at a new form of warfare that may soon render ICBMs and nuclear weapons obsolete.
But, if we can believe this graphic, it appears that while most of us go about our lives as if everything is fairly normal, some sort of international (or is it inter-corporate?) war is being waged right now. It seems inevitable that at least one of these attacks will someday cripple the U.S. electrical grid or some other computer-dependent institution that’s critical to our economy. Sooner or later, one of these cyber-attacks seems seems certain to precipitate some sort of cyber-problem in the U.S., EU, China or Japan sufficient to push the whole world into a collapse.
To view the live image, click here.