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Global Cyberthreat Real-Time Maps

Visual tools allow users to see what is going on in cybersecurity around the world

– Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Jul. 8, 2019

In the iconic 1983 movie War Games, a high school student ( played by Matthew Broderick) hacks into a military supercomputer and activates the U.S. nuclear arsenal, at a time when most people didn’t know what hacking was. The backdrop? Large screen cyberspace maps tracking real-time electronic warfare activity.

Now, 36 years after the release of War Games, the latest real-time cyberthreat maps look pretty much the same. To some cybersecurity experts, these maps are nothing more than eye candy, while others believe there’s something to be learned from them.

We’ll let readers decide for themselves about what useful data might be gleaned from the most popular maps. Each one, provided by a cybersecurity company, has a graphical user interface with a different spin on the same idea — visualize global hacking activity.


The Kaspersky Lab Cyberthreats Real-Time Map is a visual tool that allows users to see what is going on in cybersecurity around the world in real time.


Some of the best visuals on global hacking activity:

Stay tuned for an updated list of cyberthreat maps!

– Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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