Watch WannaCry attack geography in real time – CNET

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The WCrypt botnet tracker shows a map of the attacks in chosen intervals, such as 1 minute, 5 minutes, an hour and so on.

Screenshot by Lori Grunin/CNET

It’s not a new site, but at the moment it’s probably one of the most interesting on the internet.

The MalwareTech security analyst in the UK who briefly slowed the worldwide attack Friday of the WannaCry ransomware has created a botnet tracker that shows the locations of unique IP addresses — your computer’s address on the internet — getting hit at specific intervals, as well as the new attacks and total over time. There’s also a more specific real-time map that shows the attacks hitting in real time and where. The site may be getting overloaded periodically, so if the real-time map isn’t working, wait a few minutes and try again.

You can see the attack spreading westward as businesses go online for the day; they spread it the fastest because it uses a worm to propagate itself through networks.

Sadly, the ransomware’s creators plugged the hole that the MalwareTech analyst found and that allowed the malware to be deactivated.

There’s also an site that shows hourly Bitcoin ransom payments over the course of the outbreak, though it’s just estimated data. If the site is correct, the payments have dropped significantly over time.

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