Norse Live Attack Map Visualization
linked from buzzfeed
I was hired by the Norse Corporation to create a visualization that demo'd the rich stream of threat data underlying their IPViking product. I worked with Norse and their initial inspiration to decide on the style of visualization, and how the salient dimensions of time, location, and service could be explored. The result was the improved Live Attack Map.
Mouse-over interactions are used to highlight an interesting attribute of the underlying data, particularly threats targeting a country, originating from a country, and made over a particular service.
The sliding tick marks at the bottom left of the screen are my favorite part: they're an attempt to provide a window into timing patterns 10-90s scale. However, at the moment tick marks overlap preventing it from showing more than 1 attack per application "tick".
As part of the contract we decided to not make the initial version responsive to different display sizes, so it does have some issues with tables overlapping.
- IPViking map: Cybercrime hunting just got real(-time) (realbusiness.co.uk)
- Think you're safe on the internet? Think again ... (Daily Mail)
- Hacking the World: Map Shows Global Cyberattacks Happening in Real Time (NBC News)
- This mesmerizing map shows cyberattacks across the world in real time (Vox)
- Spellbound by maps tracking hack attacks and cyber threats in real-time (Network World)
- This cyber attack map shows what happened just before today's facebook downtime. (/r/videos)
- Hackers from different countries attacking each other in real time. (/r/technology)
- Norse - Watch cyber attacks from across the world (/r/InternetIsBeautiful )
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p>Watching <a href="http://t.co/ADnPN9ScDa">http://t.co/ADnPN9ScDa</a> much more fun than the world cup :p <a href="http://t.co/T4yKe5iJOs">pic.twitter.com/T4yKe5iJOs</a></p>— Linda Martin (@Lindoox) <a href="https://twitter.com/Lindoox/statuses/482975092360884224">June 28, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If people are interested in DDoS activity, the dudes at IPViking have a badass map. US getting hammered right now <a href="http://t.co/iFCOdqvTHL">http://t.co/iFCOdqvTHL</a></p>— Trent Farrell (@RiotForo) <a href="https://twitter.com/RiotForo/statuses/494013234169401344">July 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This is insanely compelling viewing: <a href="http://t.co/cXUXhCLkfl">http://t.co/cXUXhCLkfl</a> Live graphical representation of global DDOS attacks.</p>— Darren Grey (@dgrey0) <a href="https://twitter.com/dgrey0/statuses/496974316840710144">August 6, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>