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28.07.2014

Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware now targets PCs as well as Android

UK has second highest number of Koler victims

Kaspersky Lab has detected a hidden part of the malicious campaign which introduced Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware for Android devices to the world in April 2014. This part includes some browser-based ransomware and an exploit kit. Since July 23 the mobile component of the campaign has been disrupted, as the command and control server started sending ‘Uninstall’ commands to mobile victims, effectively deleting the malicious application. However, the rest of the malicious components for PC Read more

21.07.2014

Going on holiday? Beware email attachments from booking services – they may contain Trojan spyware

In June Kaspersky Lab registered an increase in fraudulent messages sent on behalf of booking services. These fake notifications imitate hotel booking confirmations or air tickets and usually contain Trojan spyware masked as bills for reservations. US video game maker Electronic Arts was at the centre of a major scam last month as phishers used fake notifications in an attempt to access users’ personal accounts in the company’s online store Origin. Read more

18.07.2014

Heads in the sand: small businesses convinced a cyber-attack will never happen to them

Small businesses in the UK are woefully unprepared for an IT security breach despite relying increasingly on mobile devices and storing critical information on computers, according to new study by Kaspersky Lab. A third (31 per cent) says they would not know what to do if they had an IT security breach tomorrow, four in ten say they would struggle to recover all data lost and a quarter admit they would be unable to recover any. Most small firms are convinced a cyber-attack would simply never Read more

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