February 02, 2023 - Press Releases
A Kaspersky study has revealed that every third C-level executive (34%) struggles to speak about adopting new security solutions with their IT or IT security colleagues. The latter however, feel increasing the budget for cyber security is the toughest topic to discuss with non-IT management.
Kaspersky Threat Intelligence enhances its threat data feeds, threat analysis and brand protection capabilities
February 01, 2023 - Press Releases
The latest release of Kaspersky Threat Intelligence service includes a range of improved feeds that contribute to a deeper understanding of cyberattackers’ behavior, tactics, techniques and procedures regardless of region or language. It also contains new integrated elements allowing for the protection of companies’ brands on social networks and in marketplaces.
January 31, 2023 - Press Releases
Kaspersky uncovered three new variants of Prilex malware, made by a group of cybercriminals, that was named after the most advanced Point-of-Sales (PoS) malware back in 2022. The discovered Prilex modifications can now block contactless near-field communication (NFC) transactions on infected devices, forcing customers to use their physical credit cards, enabling cybercriminals to steal money.
Developers, attackers and designers topped the list of the most demanded IT professionals on the Darknet
January 30, 2023 - Press Releases
Kaspersky’s Digital Footprint Intelligence team studied the darknet job market. After analyzing 200,000 employment ads 2020-2022, the experts found developers, attackers and designers were the most sought after professions in the cybercriminal community. Based on Digital Footprint Intelligence, job requirements included creating malware and phishing pages, compromising corporate infrastructure, hacking web and mobile applications, and other responsibilities. The median levels of pay offered to IT professionals varied between $1,300 and $4,000 per month.
January 24, 2023 - Press Releases
Kaspersky has explored cryptocurrency user trends, finding that just 25 percent of respondents felt well informed about potential cryptocurrency cyberthreats, while 23 percent had no information at all. In a survey, Kaspersky also discovered that half respondents had been affected by cryptocurrency crime in some way, with 40 percent of crypto owners did not believe current protection systems for cryptocurrency were effective. These and other findings are in Kaspersky’s new report.
SOCs to face greater challenges from cybercriminals targeting governments and media, despite staff shortages in 2023
January 23, 2023 - Press Releases
Kaspersky’s experts share their predictions for challenges in Security Operation Centers (SOCs). In 2022, the number of incidents in government and mass media segments grew, and the trend will continue this year. SOCs from these – and other industries – are likely to face more reoccurring targeted attacks, as will supply chain attacks via telecommunication providers. Another threat awaiting SOCs is more initial compromises through public-facing applications. Organizations that are threatened by ransomware attacks might also encounter data destruction. From an internal point of view, SOC teams face personnel shortages and increasing demand for efficiencies.
January 19, 2023 - Press Releases
On January 19, Kaspersky researchers reported on a new domain name system (DNS) changer functionality used in the Roaming Mantis campaign. Now cybercriminals can use compromised Wi-Fi routers in cafes, airports hotels and other public places to potentially infect more Android smartphones with the Wroba.o malware. At the moment, the new technique targets users in South Korea, but it can be soon implemented in other countries as well.
January 18, 2023 - Press Releases
Researchers at Kaspersky’s Security Services shared their predictions for next year’s trending cyberthreats that large businesses and government structures should prepare for. They include cybercriminals using media to blackmail organizations, reporting alleged data leaks, and purchasing initial access to previously compromised companies on the darknet. Other threats involve the rise of the Malware-as-a-Service model and attacks via the cloud. This report is a part of Kaspersky Security Bulletin (KSB) – an annual series of predictions and analytical reports on key shifts within the cybersecurity world.
Kaspersky named 2022 SPARK Matrix leader for Managed Security Services by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions
January 17, 2023 - Press Releases
Kaspersky announced that its comprehensive Managed Security Services (MSS) offering has received top accolades from Quadrant Knowledge Solutions for its parameters of service excellence and its customer impact.
Cryptocurrency volatility and security concerns: Kaspersky research identifies key barriers to crypto adoption
January 16, 2023 - Press Releases
Kaspersky explored user trends in cryptocurrency and found out that nearly half of (48%) cryptocurrency users fear losing money due to volatility, and no longer use digital currencies, according to latest Kaspersky research. Additionally, 10 percent of respondents have already lost money and stopped investing as a result.