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16.01.2018

Skygofree: highly advanced, powerful Android surveillance software active since 2014

Kaspersky Lab researchers have uncovered an advanced mobile implant, active since 2014 and designed for targeted cyber-surveillance, possibly as an ‘offensive security’ product. The implant, named Skygofree includes functionality never seen in the wild before, such as location-based audio recording through infected devices. The spyware is spread through web pages mimicking leading mobile network operators. Read more

10.01.2018

Not So Know-It-All: Just 12 per cent of Employees Are Fully Aware of Their Organisation’s IT Security Policies

A lack of IT security awareness remains a worrying reality for businesses around the world, according to a recent study of consumers conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. The research found that just one tenth (12 per cent) of employed respondents are fully aware of the IT security policies and rules set in the organisations they work for. This, combined with the fact that half (49 per cent) of employees consider protection from cyberthreats a shared responsibility, presents Read more

04.01.2018

It’s a vulnerable world: Targeted attacks on radar for industrial organisations

Of the industrial companies that participated in the IT Security Risks Survey , every fourth has faced a variety of cyberattacks. Worryingly, one of the fastest growing types of threat among the multitude targeting industrial organisations in 2017 was targeted attacks. To make factory floors more secure in 2018, it’s critical to eliminate targeted attacks from cybersecurity blind spots, warns Kaspersky Lab. Read more

22.12.2017

Special delivery: Cybercriminals use pirated software to secretly infect PCs for cryptocurrency mining

Kaspersky Lab researchers have identified a fraud scheme where mining software was distributed and secretly installed on users’ PCs through pirated software commonly used for work and entertainment, such as photo and text editors, etc. The PCs were then exploited for the creation of cryptocurrencies, with all profits going to the criminals involved. Read more

20.12.2017

Protection for the little ones during the Christmas holidays: New Generation of Kaspersky Safe Kids puts Parents at Ease

Half of parents think that online threats to their children are increasing and one-in-three feel that they do not have any control over what their children see or do online. During the school holidays, children have even more freedom and willingness to dive into the Internet and spend their time online. To put parents’ minds at ease throughout the Christmas period and to protect today’s youngest Internet users from online threats, Kaspersky Lab has introduced the next generation of its Read more

20.12.2017

From Crypto Currency Mining to DDos Attacks: The New Multi-featured Mobile Trojan Loapi Discovered

Kaspersky Lab researchers have identified a new intriguing malware with multiple modules, which allows for an almost endless number of malicious features - from crypto currency mining to DDos attacks. Due to its modular architecture, even more functions can be added to it. This unusual and powerful malicious software is called Loapi. Read more

18.12.2017

Kaspersky Lab detects 360,000 new malicious files daily – up 11.5% from 2016

The number of new malicious files processed by Kaspersky Lab’s in-lab detection technologies reached 360,000 a day in 2017, which is 11.5% more than the previous year. After a slight decrease in 2015, the number of malicious files detected every day is growing for the second year in the row. Read more

15.12.2017

Kaspersky Lab joins forces with ENISA to boost IoT security recommendations with expert guidance

In November 2017, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) published “Baseline Security Recommendations for the Internet of Things in the context of critical information infrastructures”. The main aim of the study is to offer IoT security advice for organizations in Europe by taking into consideration factors such as the complexity of critical assets, existing cyber threats and solutions for the protection of systems such as IoT. Kaspersky Lab, as a member of the Read more

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