This map is like the XCOM alien invasion world map, but in real life

James Fallows, eminence grise at The Atlantic, has probably never played XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Today, however, he linked to a real-time cyberattacks map made by the security concern Honeypot (FYI a “honey trap” is a dummy server made to look like exploitable by hackers, in order to catch them). It looks exactly like the map in the alien-invasion sim.

The HoneyMap shows a real-time visualization of attacks against the Honeynet Project’s sensors deployed around the world. It leverages the internal data sharing protocol hpfeeds as its data source.

So this map is cool as all-get-out. Peep it.