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Mobile Ransomware More Than Trebled in Q1, 2017

The global nightmare of ransomware shows no sign of slowing down, with the volume of mobile ransomware rising over three-fold (3.5 times) during the first few months of the year, according to Kaspersky Lab’s Malware Report for Q1, 2017. The number of mobile ransomware files detected reached 218,625 during the quarter, compared to 61,832 in the previous quarter, with the Congur family accounting for more than 86 per cent. Ransomware targeting all devices, systems and networks also continued to Read more


Kaspersky Lab launches Threat Intelligence Portal to help security operation centre teams prioritise their activities

With businesses today increasingly being threatened by cybercrime, and with half of firms across the globe worried about becoming the victim of targeted attacks (49 per cent), the need for cyber intelligence sharing has never been greater. To help businesses access the most relevant threat information, and to aid their everyday struggles against complex cybercrime, Kaspersky Lab has announced the launch of its Threat Intelligence Portal, the ultimate web service to help security operation Read more


Ztorg botnet on the rise: more than a million devices compromised in a year

Cybercriminals build a massive botnet to cash-in on aggressive advertising

Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered a large-scale network that promotes applications infected with the Ztorg Trojan through advertising campaigns. The sophisticated ad botnet has compromised hundreds of thousands of devices with malware that generates views for ads, discreet installation or even purchase of new applications, thus making money for its authors. The campaigns have been effective for more than a year with almost 100 compromised programs to date. Most of them were very Read more

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