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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.

15 Jun   Virus News

Who Else is Using your Servers? Kaspersky Lab Exposes Massive Underground Market Selling Over 70,000 Hacked Servers

Kaspersky Lab researchers have investigated a global forum where cybercriminals can buy and sell access to compromised servers for as little as $6 each

01 Jun   Product news, Virus News

Kaspersky Lab Parental Control Report Reveals Chats, Games and Narcotics most Popular Among Children

Kaspersky Lab’s latest report shows that children around the world spend most of their time online using communication tools such as social networks, email, chats, etc. (accounting for 67% of online activity)

01 Jun   Virus News

Kaspersky Lab Assists in Russia’s Largest Cybercriminal Arrest: The Hackers Who Stole $45 Million

Kaspersky Lab experts and Sberbank, one of Russia’s largest banks, worked closely with Russian Law Enforcement Agencies in an investigation into the Lurk gang that has now resulted in the arrest of 50 people

25 May   Virus News

Danti and Co.: Cyberespionage Groups Use a Single Vulnerability to Target Organizations Around the World

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has spent the last few months observing a wave of cyberespionage attacks conducted by different groups across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Far East regions, all of which share one common feature: in order to infect their victims with malware, the attackers use an exploit for the CVE-2015-2545 vulnerability

24 May   Product news, Virus News

Fighting Ransomware: Kaspersky Lab Saved $53 mln for its Clients in 2015

Kaspersky Lab has announced that in 2015, its solutions protected 443,920 users and corporate customers worldwide from crypto-ransomware, depriving cybercriminals of nearly $ 53 mln in illegal earnings

17 May   Virus News

ATM is a New Skimmer: Crooks Bring ATMs on Their Side

A Russian-speaking Skimer group forces ATMs to assist them in stealing users money. Discovered in 2009, Skimer was the first malicious program to target ATMs

11 May   Virus News

Old Android Devices at Risk from Automatically Downloaded and Executed Malware

While observing the activity of several cybercriminal groups, Kaspersky Lab researchers have spotted unusual activity in a malicious script, on an infected website, which is putting Android users at risk

05 May   Virus News

Ransom Aware: Kaspersky Lab Detected a 14% Increase in New Ransomware Modifications in Q1 2016

Ransomware has overtaken news about APT attacks to become the main topic of the quarter. According to Kaspersky Lab’s Q1 malware report, the company’s experts detected 2,900 new malware modifications during the quarter, an increase of 14 percent on the previous quarter

27 Apr   Virus News

Low-tech attackers harness open source security tools for targeted cyberespionage

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

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