A team of computer scientists, who are searching for virus hidden in shortened URLs on Twitter, they just created a new intelligent system to stop and search virus links.
A team of computer scientists, who are searching for virus hidden in shortened URLs on Twitter. To Fight, the threat scientists created a new intelligent system to stop and search virus links. Nowadays, hackers are taking advantages of real-world events with high volumes of traffic on twitter in order to post links to websites which contain a virus.
The scientists who created an intelligent system to identify virus links hidden in shortened URLs on Twitter. They will test the system in the European Football Championships next summer.
The system could identify potential cyber-attacks and Hackers with up to 83% accuracy just within five seconds and with up to 98% accuracy within 30 seconds when a user clicked on a URL posted on Twitter and virus began to infect the device.
The scientists collected tweets containing URLs during the 2015 Superbowl and cricket world cup finals, and observed interactions between a website and a user’s device to recognise the features of a virus attack.
Lead scientist Pete Burnap from Cardiff University said that unfortunately the high volume of traffic around large scale events creates a perfect environment for Hackers to launch hidden attacks. It is well known that people use online social networks such as Twitter to find information about an event.
Lead scientist Pete Burnap said, “In a 2013 report from Microsoft these ‘drive-by downloads’ were identified as one of the most active and commercial risks to cyber-security.”
This work provides a new insight into this and hopes to take this forward and develop a real-time system that can protect users as they search for new information.