With the complexity of the functions being a feature that is becoming more and more common in modern digital crime, Kaspersky Lab has launched a new online service that gathers all available information about the most sophisticated malware campaigns. In the interactive Targeted Cyberattacks Logbook all the research work of the recognized Worldwide Research and Analysis Group of Kaspersky Lab is presented.
"Four years ago, we could consider targeted digital campaigns as extraordinary events, but today we are investigating more and more incidents every year. They are no longer isolated events. Targeted attacks have found a special place in the world of digital threats and require special attention. This is the reason why we launched this new online service. We want to present the scale of sophisticated digital campaigns and provide a tool for assessing their growth and their reach. Only 2014, we recorded more than 4.400 victims of targeted attacks in the business sector, he said Alexander Gostev, Chief Security Expert of Kaspersky Lab.
The company's "online radar" includes a long-time survey of 29 large targeted attacks, including well-known campaigns such as Regin, Darkhotel, Cloud Atlas and others. Through the new service, users can explore the links between threats, trends and their impact or explore the behavior of specific threats.
Each digital attack appears on a timeline in the form of a ship: the larger the ship, the longer the campaign duration is. The "whirlwinds" behind the ship indicate the time that has elapsed since the detection of the first malware samples the publication of the results of the research project. The color gradient indicates the number of victims.
The service enables you to monitor possible relationships between different digital campaigns and to retrieve detailed information about each of them, such as the geography of "infections", the ways in which malware has spread, the goals of digital criminals and the specific features of each attack. An easy-to-use filter helps categorize attacks into categories, for example by detecting attacks targeting information from private companies in a particular country using specific techniques.
- The interactive time of targeted digital attacks is available at apt.securelist.com
- More information on new Trends in Advanced Persistent Threats is available at Securelist.com.
- For more details about the major events that marked the 2014 threat landscape, Kaspersky Lab has developed a full report available at the following link.
- Also, Kaspersky Lab has prepared one YouTube video you mentioned in the above issues