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22.05.2017

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

17.05.2017

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

15.05.2017

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

12.05.2017

People at Risk of Data Heartache, and They Have Themselves to Blame, Kaspersky Lab Study Shows

People love their digital devices. Yet, they put it at risk with dangerous behaviour that compromises security. New research by Kaspersky Lab reveals a contradiction in the way people treat their data – although they are aware of the threat from cybercriminals, their actions show they’re failing to protect their data properly, with around half not even using basic security measures such as passwords or PINs. Read more

11.05.2017

Kaspersky Lab Report on DDoS Attacks in Q1 2017: The Lull before the Storm

The first quarter of 2017 has confirmed the forecasts about the evolution of DDoS attacks made by Kaspersky Lab experts following the 2016 results. It also demonstrates that cybercriminals need a rest too. Despite the growing popularity of complex DDoS attacks continuing into the first quarter, there was a noticeable decline in the number of overall attacks and a change to how they were dispersed by country. Read more

25.02.2015

Every Fifth Company Expects Others to Protect It against DDoS, Kaspersky Lab Survey Shows

According to a recent study carried out by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, currently one in five business representatives surveyed believe that their online services should be protected against DDoS attacks by their IT service providers (in particular, network providers).

In reality, though, this responsibility often falls on the shoulders of companies that come under attack – and this can cause them significant losses. Read more

09.03.2014

Kaspersky Fraud Prevention for Endpoints: financial transactions protected on user devices

E-payments are now a common feature of our everyday life. According to a global survey carried out by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, 98% of respondents regularly make online purchases or manage their finances via the Internet. Naturally, the popularity of e-commerce has attracted the attention of cybercriminals. According to CyberSource, a provider of payment processing and risk management services, in 2012 e-retailers in the United States and Canada lost around $3.5 billion due to Read more

09.03.2014

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2013

КEY EVENTS THAT HAVE DEFINED THE THREAT LANDSCAPE IN 2013

Once again, it’s time for us to deliver our customary retrospective of the key events that have defined the threat landscape in 2013. Let’s start by looking back at the things we thought would shape the year ahead, based on the trends we observed in the previous year. Read more

09.03.2014

Kaspersky Fraud Prevention platform: a comprehensive solution for secure payment processing

Today’s bank customers can perform most of their financial operations online. According to a global survey of Internet users conducted by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, 91% of respondents regularly use online banking services. However, 62% of them encountered at least one attempted fraud or scam during the year that meant they ran the risk of losing money from their accounts. Read more

09.03.2014

Kaspersky Fraud Prevention SDK: Efficient tools for secure mobile banking

More and more people are using their mobile devices for things that used to be done on desktop or laptop computers. According to research by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, 38% of respondents use mobile devices for financial operations, such as managing a payment system or bank account, online shopping etc. Banks are encouraging this trend by releasing mobile applications to manage personal finances. Read more

04.02.2011

Top 20 Malware Report January 2011

The majority of malware will attempt to conceal its presence on users’ computers and function without the users’ knowledge, especially the more sophisticated types. Cyber fraud, however, requires the participation of users. To prevent users falling victim to the various scams out there, it’s very important that they know about them. Read more

22.05.2013

Aleks Gostev (Chief Security Expert, Global Research & Analysis Team)

Aleks founded and led the Global Research & Analysis Team from 2008 before moving to his current position as Chief Security Expert with the team in 2010. Aleks analyses all aspects of information security, with a focus on new threats and mobile malware. His responsibilities include detecting and analysing new malware. His research and analytical articles are published both on dedicated IT sites and in the mass media. He has been with the company since 2002 and is based in Moscow. Read more

10.07.2015

Alexander Moiseev (Managing Director Europe)

Alexander was appointed Kaspersky Lab’s Managing Director Europe in July 2013, taking responsibility for managing the commercial and marketing targets of all Kaspersky Lab’s European offices. Read more

03.01.2013

Andrew Lintell (Vice President, Channel Europe)

Andrew Lintell joined Kaspersky Lab in 2011 as Corporate Sales Director, UK and EIRE. In 2012, Andrew was appointed Vice President, Channel Europe where his role is to lead the European Channel Organisation. He is responsible for creating and leading the European Partner Programme and driving the go-to-market model across the region in close cooperation with country managing directors, sales and channel leaders. Read more

22.05.2013

Costin Raiu (Director, Global Research & Analysis Team)

Costin joined Kaspersky Lab in 2000 as a leading Antivirus Researcher. Prior to becoming Director of the Global Research & Analysis Team in 2010, Costin was Head of the Romanian R&D group, overseeing research efforts in the EEMEA region. Costin specializes in malicious websites, browser security and exploits, e-banking malware, enterprise-level security and Web 2.0 threats. Costin also has a particular interest in encryption and advanced mathematics. Costin is based in Romania. Read more

10.03.2011

David Emm (Principal Security Researcher)

David Emm is Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, a provider of security and threat management solutions. Read more

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