this is the worst website i have ever found, i have been watching it for hours.

http://map.ipviking.com/

its supposedly a real time cyber attack map and its mesmerizing.

I think it is a hoax.

  1. Why would they display realtime cyber attacks?
  2. How can they catch cyber attackts in 'real time'?

They first need to figure out if a ddos is a legit high number of users or really a ddos attack before they can call it a cyber attack anyway

Why would they display realtime cyber attacks?

Why not?

How can they catch cyber attackts in 'real time'?

They've set up honeypots (propably on client facilities) that report back. Then it's just statistical analisys. I have a hunch that they're just dumping all connections on the map for it to look impressive. Though it is also possible that the connections are automatically catagorized as 'suspicious' and 'not suspicious', and that map is reporting only ones that look suspicious.

They first need to figure out if a ddos is a legit high number of users or really a ddos attack before they can call it a cyber attack anyway

There exists other attacks other then dos attacks.