Real-time Stats: Bringing the Cyberworld into Focus

May 23, 2014 (Fri): Kaspersky Lab has made a host of unique statistical data available that shows the real-time picture of the cyberworld and its inhabitants. The company’s new portal gathers together statistical information from all over the world on what people are doing on the web, what devices they use and what threats they face.

The site pays particular attention to cyber threats: what malware is currently most active and what harm it can cause to users and their devices. The portal presents ratings of the most widespread online threats, lists of countries most frequently attacked over the previous month and the number of different malware samples detected today.

To complete the picture, data about cyber threats is complemented with statistical information on the total number of Internet users worldwide, including those users who have only recently discovered the Internet. Visitors to the new resource will be able to see how many emails were sent in the last year worldwide, the number of blog posts or tweets written in the last 24 hours, how many new mobile phones were sold today, how many sites were hacked, etc.

“The number of Internet users is growing significantly every day, as is the number of devices and, unfortunately, the number and variety of cyber threats. The number of malicious mobile apps alone in our ‘collections’ exceeds 11 million,” commented Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director, Global Research & Analysis Team. “By creating an accurate picture of the cyber world with our own and third-party statistical data, we endeavored to show that cyberspace is expanding at an unbelievable rate and this growth not only provides new opportunities but also brings new risks.”

The statistics on the portal are taken partly from the Kaspersky Security Network cloud-based service, which provides real-time information about new threats, detected by Kaspersky Lab products, and is partly derived from other sources, in particular from the online statistical services and

Information on new cyber threats is processed by the company’s antivirus analysts based all over the world. Working in different time zones, the experts provide continuous scanning of the Web for new malware. Newly detected threats are immediately added to the antivirus databases of all Kaspersky Lab products. For an insight into the analysts’ work and a unique view of the company’s antivirus lab in Moscow, take our virtual tour. In addition to the statistical portal, Kaspersky Lab recently launched an interactive cyber threat map – an online service that displays cyber incidents worldwide in real-time.

Author: Terry KS

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