It’s not a new site, but at the moment it’s probably one of the most interesting on the internet.
MalwareTech, whose security analyst on Friday briefly of the , has created a botnet tracker that shows the locations of unique IP addresses — a computer’s address on the internet — getting hit in real time. There are also maps of the attack in increments, such five minutes or one hour, and graphics of the new and total attacks.
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 the ransomware the fastest because it uses a worm to propagate itself through networks.
Over the weekend, the ransomware’s creators plugged the hole that the MalwareTech analyst found.
Separately, another site 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 since Friday.