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One-in-ten people now use cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency, often associated with ‘geeks’ or those looking to raise cash quickly, has turned into a popular payment method. According to a recent report from Kaspersky Lab, one-in-ten people (13%) have now used it to make a purchase. However, cybercriminals are also embracing this trend by targeting cryptocurrency exchanges and modifying old threats to attack investors. This is leaving people ... »

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Trusted MSPs should be utilised to assist in protecting businesses

The Kaspersky Lab IT Security Risks Survey 2017 highlighted that 42% of small and medium businesses (SMBs) and 51% of enterprises indicated that they worked with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in 2017. This suggests that businesses are starting to realise that MSPs can be a helping hand towards enhancing their IT security. A trusted MSP is vital in remotely managing the IT infrastructure of an o... »


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... »

Dvmap Trojan

Android users be warned of the Dvmap Trojan

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered an unusual new Trojan being distributed through the Google Play Store. The Dvmap Trojan is capable not only of obtaining root access rights on an Android smartphone, it can also take control of the device by injecting malicious code into the system library. If successful, it can then delete root access, which helps to avoid detection. The Trojan, which has bee... »

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Interview: Denis Makrushin discusses the threats of the connected home

Denis Makrushin is a threat expert with the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab focused on ‘smart’ things research and targeted attacks mitigation technologies. He is a permanent speaker at international security conferences (such as Defcon, Security Analyst Summit, CARO etc.) Denis has gained diverse experience while working in the cyber security area. From the offensive security s... »


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... »

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Shehab Najjar Discusses Keeping an Eye on Cyber Attacks

Shehab Najjar was appointed Head of the Cyber Counter Terrorism Unit for CYBERPOL in 2016. His responsibilities include monitoring the World Wide Web to track malevolent and terrorist websites and IPs containing illegal or harmful content capable of affecting the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of all Internet users, as well as other special tasks. Shehab is the official represent... »

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Austria: Kaspersky Lab releases a major update of its Anti Targeted Attack Platform

At the Kaspersky Lab Cyber Security Weekend, Kaspersky Lab revealed its renewed Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform, which is according to the company is a solution that has been designed to detect advanced threats and targeted attacks for enterprises. The solution blends advanced machine learning algorithms, actionable worldwide threat intelligence and adaptivity to customer infrastructure, t... »


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... »


Almost 40% of industrial computers faced a cyberattack in the 2nd half of 2016

On average two-in-five computers, related to the technological infrastructure of industrial enterprises, faced cyberattacks in the second half of 2016. This is a finding from Kaspersky Lab’s report, the “Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems in the second half of 2016.” The percentage of industrial computers under attack grew from over 17% in July 2016 to more than 24% in December 201... »

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