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20 Jul   Product news, Virus News

Travelers are ‘easy targets’ for online financial crime when abroad, Kaspersky Lab report shows

According to new research from Kaspersky Lab, consumers – including holiday makers and business travelers – conduct a lot of financial operations online when abroad, putting themselves at risk when they are not properly protected

18 Jul   Virus News

Legitimate Remote Access Software Used to Propagate Lurk Gang Trojan

While researching the dangerous banking trojan, Lurk, Kaspersky Lab security experts have found that criminals behind this malware used legitimate software for infection purposes

08 Jul   Virus News

Dropping Elephant: Cyber-espionage Group Hunts High Profile Targets with Low Profile Tools

In February 2016, following an alert from a partner, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team began an investigation

06 Jul   Product news, Virus News

Users Value the Data Stored on Their Devices at $682 on Average

During its annual research project, that investigates user behavior on the Internet, Kaspersky Lab and B2B International have discovered the average value of files stored on user devices exceed more than twice the average ransom demanded by cybercriminals for decrypting data after infecting it with cryptoransomware

05 Jul   Product news, Virus News

Kaspersky Lab Report Reveals Business Travelers Are More Likely To Be Robbed Of Their Data than Their Travel Money

Kaspersky Lab’s latest report shows business travelers are more likely to be mugged of valuable private and corporate data than of their travel money, and yet their indiscriminate behavior while online, particularly among senior executives, is playing into the hands of cybercriminals

30 Jun   Virus News

Kaspersky Lab Exposes Facebook Phishing Attacks: 10,000 Victims in Two Days

A Kaspersky Lab security expert has uncovered a malware attack that tricked around 10,000 Facebook users around the world into infecting their devices after receiving a message from a friend claiming to have mentioned them on Facebook

29 Jun   Virus News

Android Ransomware: Four-fold Increase in Number of Users Attacked in One Year

The number of users attacked by ransomware targeting Android-based devices has increased four-fold in just one year, hitting at least 136,000 users globally. A report on the ransomware threat landscape, conducted by Kaspersky Lab, also found that the majority of attacks are based on only four groups of malware. The report covers a full two-year period which, for reasons of comparison, has been divided into two parts of 12 months each: from April 2014 to March 2015, and April 2015 to March 2016. These particular timescales were chosen because they witnessed several significant changes in the mobile ransomware threat landscape.

28 Jun   Product news, Virus News

Urge to connect at any cost is putting international travelers at risk, finds Kaspersky Lab

The urge to go online the moment they reach foreign soil sees a high proportion of people connecting to unsecured Wi-Fi networks, putting their personal data at risk, according to a study by Kaspersky Lab

22 Jun   Virus News

Crypto-ransomware Attacks Rise Five-fold to Hit 718 Thousand Users in One Year

The number of users attacked with encryption ransomware is soaring, with 718,536 users hit between April 2015 and March 2016: an increase of 5.5 times compared to the same period in 2014-2015. The irreversible consequences of this kind of malware infection, along with the high value data that is being encrypted by ransomware tempts victims to pay for decryption, which in turn draws more cybercriminals into the business.

16 Jun   Virus News

Cyber-World’s Best Dad: Kaspersky Lab Research Shows the Ways Fathers Take Care of Their Children Online

As Father’s Day approaches, Kaspersky Lab sheds light on how dads look after their children online and checks whether their care extends from the real world to the virtual one.

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