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A Real-Time Who’s Who of Worldwide Hacking — Along with a What, Where and When

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The ThreatMetrix® Cybercime Threat Map gives you the lowdown on where the bad guys are operating everywhere in the world — in real time. The Cybercrime Threat Map is a live stream of fraud attempts collected from ThreatMetrix’s Global Trust Intelligence Network highlighting the origin of account takeover attempts, payment fraud and identity spoofing attempts. Watching the map change in front of your eyes as the attack reports come in is fascinating — and chilling.

The numbers are staggering. A piece by Jeremy Bender on (Link to article.) reports that in just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyberattacks. “Within the 45-minute span, China accounted for 2,513 attacks. The U.S. accounted for the second highest number of attacks, with 1,550 attacks originating within America.”

Bender notes that cyberattacks from inside the United States are likely ”the result of ‘zombie computers,’ which may be one reason that some estimates of hacking attempts on a given day against the Pentagon, for instance, run into the tens of millions.

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