The social networking site Facebook, Internet corporation Yahoo and other
technology firms have launched a new website known as ThreatExchange to allow corporate security professionals to share cyber security information in order to fight against cyber-attacks.
The new website ThreatExchange is built on the existing Facebook platform
infrastructure and will function as a mini social network. This will help
companies learn from each others on resolving security issues.
Threat data includes information such as domain names sending out spam and
ThreatExchange included a set of privacy controls so that participants can help protect any sensitive data by specifying who can see the threat information they contribute.
“We have a vested interest in making the internet safer and giving people better ways to connect and share. We are ready to introduce ThreatExchange and see what we can learn from each other.”, claimed ThreatExchange partners.
Early partners are Facebook, Bitly, Dropbox, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, and Yahoo. Facebook expecting more partners in near future.