03 Mar 2014

FBI Wants Interactive Malware-Tracking System

The FBI plans to implement a malware-analysis system that will allow businesses and individual users to identify malware attacks themselves, according to PC World.

Scheduled for 2014, the “Malware investigator” will act as a unified threat-reporting system.  People will be able to upload a malware sample to the FBI’s database and receive reports on it.

The system will derive from the Binary Analysis Characterization and Storage System, an internal tool the FBI is already using, FBI Director James Comey said at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco.

This service is meant to gather intelligence from multiple sources and stop cybercrime the growing number of denial-of-service attacks as well as other types of cyber-crime. Businesses affected by cyber-theft should report the incidents, he added.