It's a little disturbing that I actually find this attractive, not just interesting. Data-loss prevention vendor Unveillance
, which published a map of global malware distribution in March, posted an even more graphic illustration of how widespread and how busy botnets really are.
In Unveillance' video there are no national borders
, platform incompatibilities, arguments about who wrote a bit of malware or whether what they're doing with a botnet is ethical or who isn't doing enough to stop the spread of the pandemic and who will suffer by it.
There is only the activity of botnets talking to each other, asking controllers for instructions, attacking targets, seducing victims and chattering constantly to other computers – I am here. I am me. Are you there? Where? You are there? That is you? I am here. Where are you?
Over and over and over because without constant assurance, none of them know the others exist; most don't even know whether they exist themselves.