Russian security software developer Kaspersky is launching an online service named Online Radar System, a counter measure to deal with major online vulnerabilities.
In the new system, Kaspersky will bring together all necessary information on targeted cyber attack in a logbook format. The interactive logbook will display all the research and analysis of Kaspersky's Global Research and Analysis Team.
The Analysis team has already countered 29 major targeted attacks, including high profile cyber threats such as Regin, Darkhotel, Cloud Atlas and more. Through the new service users can explore links between threats as well as their trends and impact, or investigate the behaviour of specific threats.
Each cyberattack will be displayed on the timeline in the form of a ship: the bigger the vessel, the longer the attack has been in operation. The wake behind the ship shows the time from the detection of the first malware samples to the publication of the result of the research project. The colour gradient indicates the number of victims.
The service makes it possible to view links between different cyber campaigns and retrieve detailed information on each of them, including the geography of infections, the ways in which malware was spread, the cybercriminals' targets and the special features of each attack. A convenient filter helps to sort the attacks by categories.
"Four years ago we could regard targeted cyber campaigns as one-offs, but now we are investigating more and more of these incidents every year. They are no longer unique events; they have found a special niche in the world of cyberthreat and demand special attention. That's why we are launching this new online service. We want to demonstrate the scale of sophisticated cyber campaigns and provide a means of evaluating their growth and reach. In 2014 alone, we recorded more than 4,400 victims of targeted attacks on the corporate sector," said Alexander Gostev, Chief Security Expert at Kaspersky Lab.
Kaspersky has also posted a video on this year's major cyber attacks on YouTube.