There’s nothing scarier than a “good site gone bad”, whereby a legitimate and trustable websites gets compromised and feeds malware and such on unsuspecting visitors. Barracuda Networks, a provider of cloud-connected security and storage solution, has just announced the launch of Threatglass.com, an online malware detection tool designed for users to share, browse and analyze malware infected sites.
Threatglass was originally an internal tool designed for the company. The website is designed to track if a website is infected with malware simply visiting a website from thousands of virtual machines, seeing how it affects the browser, plugins and the operating system. The company has recently detected malware in popular sites like Cracked.com, Php.net and Hasbro.com. To date, Threatglass has a database of approximately 10,000 live malware attacks and is constantly updating new ones everyday to its system.
“’Good sites gone bad’ is a daily problem for popular websites, that are usually targeted by attackers to infect malware on unsuspecting visitors. With Threatglass, the cyber security community will have access to a high-level tool that can be used by anyone with minimal technical knowledge. Each week, the platform will analyze millions of website including Alexa top 25,000 websites, social feeds and suspicious websites identified through Barracuda’s customer network that consists of more than 150,000 organizations worldwide.” – Thiban Darmalingam, Regional Manager for Barracuda Malaysia.
The key features in Threatglass includes:
- Casually browse website infections in an Pinterest-like graphical representation
- View charting and trending data of historical malware volumes
- Examine relationships between various components of an attacker ring
- Share data among other researchers
- Review easily-parsed breakout data as well as source data
- Submit websites for inspection and analysis