Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Facebook shows off epic ThreatData security platform

Facebook unveiled a new automated ThreatData security service, claiming the advanced malware-detection and mitigation service has already helped take down a criminal campaign. Facebook unveiled the ThreatData service in a blog post. ThreatData is a central intelligence tool designed to automatically detect, catalogue, offer IT administrators information on and combat incoming cyber threats. The company said it has already successfully used ThreatData to spot and mitigate a campaign targeting feature phones. "In the summer of 2013, we noticed a spike in malware samples containing the string 'J2ME' in the antivirus signature. Further investigation revealed a spam campaign using fake Facebook accounts to send links to malware designed for feature phones," read the post. <more>

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