HoneyMap visualizes malware attacks in real-time

The non-profit Honeynet Project's HoneyMap shows a real-time visualization of cyber-attack origin points. The map looks simultaneously intimidating, and like it could make a great addition to your next rave.

The HoneyMap operates by collecting data from a network of honeypots (yellow dots) that ping directly to the map where they are being attacked from (red dots). While HoneyMap may not make Secretary Panetta feel much better, it provides an interesting look at just how much malware is flying around the Web at any given moment.

The HoneyMap was originally built as a hacking project that was meant to combine the group's tools with fancier technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3 in a visually pleasing way. Mission accomplished, the team at HoneyNet is now looking for more data. They provide the tools to help you set up and add your own honeypot to the HoneyMap. Get involved, if you are so inclined, here.

HoneyMap, via The Atlantic

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