February 11, 2015
Facebook has launched an API-based platform that allows different online companies to warn about computer threats. Mark Hammell, director of threat infrastructure at Facebook has announced that the idea came about a year ago after a meeting with different technology companies about the growth of spam and zombie networks in their services.
The social network offered to create the platform, today called ThreatExchange, to share secure information about threats. Hammell points out that a year ago they realized that one of the key points to combat botnets was to share information between companies that, otherwise, they would never have, and therefore, would never have a more complete picture of the malware or the attack. . Given this, the platform was born.
From Facebook they point out that it was easy for them to create the platform because they already used their own call Threatdata for the analysis of threats. They included more security parameters so that participants only share the information with those groups they want.
Partner companies can turn to ThreatExchange for threat intelligence as well as publish data of their own.
via Facebook launches a platform to warn about viruses and online threats – ABC.es.
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