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