The trend toward visualizing virtual threat data continues with an interactive cyberthreat map from Kaspersky Lab, which displays cybersecurity incidents occurring worldwide in real time.
The types of threats displayed in the system include malicious objects detected during on-access and on-demand scans, email and web anti-virus detections, as well as objects identified by vulnerability and intrusion detection sub-systems.
“Where do the attacks come from? Where do users click on malicious links most often? Which types of malware are the most prevalent? These are the sort of questions being asked by lots of users,” said Denis Zenkin, head of corporate communications at Kaspersky Lab, in astatement. “Our new map of the cyber-world threat landscape allows everyone to see the scale of cyber activity in real time and to get a taste of what it feels like to be one of our experts.”
Users can rotate the globe and zoom in to any part of the world to get a closer look at the local threat landscape. Different types of threats detected in real time are marked with different colors. The user can bring a description of each threat up on the screen or disable the display of threat types.
In addition to share buttons for users of social networking sites, there are buttons to switch the background color, the language interface and the display mode (flat map or rotating globe). There is also a handy link to check if a computer is infected with malicious software.
The tool uses Kaspersky Lab’s globally distributed cloud-based infrastructure, known as the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which helps Kaspersky Lab products receive information about new suspicious files and other threats after they appear.
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