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NukeBot designed to steal credentials of online banking customers

Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected NukeBot – new malware which has been designed to steal the credentials of online banking customers. Earlier versions of the Trojan were known to the security industry as TinyNuke, but lacked the features necessary to launch attacks. The latest versions however, are fully operable, and contain code to target the users of specific banks. Although the appearanc... »

Security Tips

Protect Yourself From Hackers With These Top Security Tips

Did you know that 56% of all data breaches in 2016 began with a user clicking on a phishing email, giving hackers access to a corporate network? Everyone has something of value to a cybercriminal. Don’t take the bait – always stop and think before you act. Here are some cyber-safe tips to think about: 1. In public How the hackers do it Man-in-Middle attack: Using a special software, a hacker inser... »

Petya attack

Petya attack points to alarming trend in cybercrime

Another major cyberattack named Petya has been wreaking havoc across the world, highlighting the need for greater focus on cybersecurity education. The cyberattack originated in the Ukraine going on to cause major disruption across the globe. It has hit major infrastructure in the areas where it has spread, with security experts speculating that it might be functioning in a similar manner to the i... »


Ransomware: An Evolving Threat for Developed Markets

Mobile ransomware actors are focusing their attacks on wealthy countries. Developed markets not only have a higher level of income, but also a more advanced and more widely used mobile and e-payment infrastructure. According to Kaspersky Lab’s annual ransomware report for 2016-2017, this is appealing to criminals because it means they can transfer their ransom in just a couple of taps or clicks. K... »


Hackers deliberately targeting data that causes emotional distress

Hackers are increasingly relying on patients’ emotional distress at having their intimate and sensitive details shared to manipulate them into giving in to their demands, says Martin Walshaw, senior engineer at F5 networks. The recent cyberattack on a Lithuanian cosmetic surgery clinic is evidence of a new trend in cybercrime – one in which hackers threaten to expose their victims’ most intimate a... »


Kaspersky Cyber Security Weekend Reveals Cybersecurity Trends in the META Region

At the Kaspersky Lab Cyber Security Weekend, which took place on April 26-29 in Vienna, Kaspesky Labs’ experts gave an overview of global and regional cyber threats and security trends, discussed the main threat vectors affecting businesses in the region, particularly organisations from industrial and financial sectors. Special attention was paid to protection of connected devices used by in... »

Cyber Risk Services

Physical Security: Do you really need to care about cyber security too?

So, we all know that cybersecurity is important. It’s mentioned in the national news on almost a daily basis, whether it is about government vulnerabilities, cyberterrorism, or major retailers being targeted by criminals, resulting in millions of customers’ credit card details being stolen. But, like securing physical spaces, it’s one of those things that only becomes newsworthy when it fails. For... »


Financial firms hit with Million Dollar losses per cybersecurity incident

The costs associated with cyberattacks on the financial sector are rising as organisations face increasingly sophisticated threats. New research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals the scale and impact of attacks, with financial firms facing losses of nearly a million dollars ($926,000) on average for each cybersecurity incident they face. The staggering figure is revealed as part of Fi... »

online behaviour

Children unimpressed by parents’ online behaviour

Social media gives us the freedom to communicate with our loved ones, whenever and wherever we want. However, this freedom comes at a cost: blinded by our seemingly happy digital lives we often don’t realise how social media threatens and damages our real-life relationships. New global research from Kaspersky Lab shows that a third of people communicate less face-to-face with their loved ones, and... »

online behaviour

Middle East organisations believe cybercriminals will make them suffer

Mimecast Limited has the launch of the Mimecast Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an analysis report measuring the effectiveness of email security systems. This effort highlights the need to push the entire industry to work toward a higher standard of email security. The report showed that millions of email attacks ranging from opportunistic spam to highly-targeted impersonation attacks are g... »

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