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29.04.2016

Low-tech attackers harness open source security tools for targeted cyber-espionage

Kaspersky Lab researchers have uncovered a new trend among cyber-espionage threat actors. Instead of developing customised hacking tools or buying them from third-party suppliers on the criminal underground, they are using tools available on the web for research purposes.

Several cyber-espionage campaigns utilising such tools have been spotted recently by experts. Read more

29.04.2016

CryptXXX has been decrypted: Kaspersky Lab releases a new tool to free encrypted files

As part of Kaspersky Lab’s ongoing commitment to protect users from the latest ransomware, Fedor Sinitsyn, Senior Malware Analyst at the company, has developed a decryption tool to help victims of CryptXXX restore encrypted files.

The particularly malicious CryptXXX ransomware targets Windows devices in order to lock files, copy data and steal Bitcoins. Read more

29.04.2016

Forget multi-tasking! Study shows: those who type don’t listen

Global Kaspersky Lab study reveals the risk of digital dependency at work

A new study commissioned by Kaspersky Lab shows that employees overestimate their ability to multi-task. While they think they can type and listen properly at the same time, their brain says they can’t. So Digital Amnesia, the experience of forgetting information you entrust to a digital device has significant impact in the workplace, as it could mean that potentially insecure devices hold the only record of a conversation. Read more

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