Online chatter could give warning of incoming cyber attacks

Online chatter could give warning of incoming cyber attacks

Early warning is essential
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By Douglas Heaven
Like canaries in a coal mine, social networks like Twitter can be used as early warning systems for incoming cyberattacks. By monitoring online discussions for chatter about incoming threats it is possible to predict attacks, including ones like last year’s Wannacry and Notpetya ransomware outbreaks, before they happen, giving potential targets a valuable heads-up.
“In the last few years cyberattacks have grown in number, diversity and impact,” says Anna Sapienza at the University of Southern California in Marina del Rey.
But this also means that discussions about …

7 February 2018

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