Cyber Threats Mapped In Real Time Look Like A Giant Laser Battle

31 Mar 2014

Fast Company, By Mark Wilson

Thanks to a vast network of gunships and submarines, the modernintercontinental missile can make its way just about anywhere in the world in about 30 minutes. Sounds fast, until you realize that the piece of malware that could hijack those missiles could circle the globe in mere milliseconds.

This is the modern era of cyber warfare, and you can see the battle play out in real time in this interactive map by the security company Kaspersky Lab. The lab rendered Earth in an awesome, all-out laser battle in which, much like those doomsday bombing projections from the Cold War, Russia and the United States are being bombarded the most. I keep zooming in and out and spinning the globe to appreciate the glowing fight; it's like war porn. We may be destroying ourselves one virus at a time, but at least it’s rendered so beautifully. Read more.