ThreatMetrix Outlines Technical Threats Associated with Superfish Adware in Latest ThreatMetrix® Labs Report
Posted March 5, 2015
ThreatMetrix Labs Report Provides Information Regarding Superfish as “Man-In-The-Browser” Malware in Online Business and Banking Activities, Among Other Threats
San Jose, CA – March 5, 2015 – ThreatMetrix®, the fastest-growing provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention solutions, today announced the release of its most recent ThreatMetrix® Labs report outlining the technical threats associated with adware such as Superfish, which prompted international backlash when it became public that the malware came pre-installed on many Lenovo laptops.
“Data from the ThreatMetrix Global Trust Intelligence Network shows that the Superfish Adware has been an increasing threat since October 2014,” said Andreas Baumhof, chief technology officer at ThreatMetrix. “While this isn’t a new threat, its recent exposure has left many businesses and consumers questioning what they should know about its threats and how to protect against it. Since it has been around for some time and ThreatMetrix has long had capabilities to detect these kinds of threats, we provide technical details surrounding Superfish and its implications.”
ThreatMetrix provides a malware detection service (a “Honeypot”) that allows its customers to detect the presence of malware strains like Superfish in real time without any interference in their customers’ journeys. This information is fully integrated into the analysis by the ThreatMetrix® Global Trust Intelligence Network (The Network).
“Whenever a strain of malware like Superfish grows this rapidly, online businesses and banks struggle to protect their customers against its threats – such as compromised sensitive information – without adding friction to the user experience,” said Baumhof. “ThreatMetrix’s honeypot detection techniques help businesses detect unauthorized webpage modification within a user’s browser as part of the user’s full risk assessment, all without any added steps to the customer journey.”
ThreatMetrix authenticates customer transactions using real-time identity and access analytics that leverage the power of the world’s largest shared intelligence network. The ThreatMetrix solution already protects leading online businesses and financial institutions against account takeover, payment fraud, and fraudulent account registrations as a result of stolen credentials obtained from malware, social engineering, phishing and data breaches.
The public ThreatMetrix Labs report can be downloaded here.
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ThreatMetrix builds trust on the Internet by offering market-leading advanced fraud prevention and frictionless context-based security solutions. These solutions authenticate consumer and workforce access to mission critical applications using real-time identity and access analytics that leverage the world’s largest trusted identity network.
ThreatMetrix secures enterprise applications against account takeover, payment fraud, fraudulent account registrations resulting from malware, and data breaches. Underpinning the solution is the ThreatMetrix® Global Trust Intelligence Network, which analyzes more than one billion monthly transactions protecting more than 210 million active user accounts across 3,000 customers and 15,000 websites and mobile applications.
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