According to a new Kaspersky study, 70% of people are changing their attitude towards social media, due to its potential negative impact on mental health. As achieving a digital balance becomes a priority for more people, Kaspersky has partnered with Neil Tranter, a mindfulness teacher, to develop a dedicated meditation course: “Overcoming digital stress and smartphone addiction”, that provides users with the right knowledge and tools to navigate their digital lives more mindfully.
Committed to greater transparency, the global cybersecurity company has publicly shared information on requests received from government and law enforcement agencies, and users for data and technical expertise in 2020 and H1 2021.
In six in ten (63%) cyberattacks investigated by the Kaspersky Global Emergency Response team, adversaries used password brute force and vulnerability exploitation as initial vectors to compromise the organization’s environment.
The Kaspersky team invites cybersecurity specialists once again to join the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) to discuss the changes in the IT security landscape and share their knowledge on recent, sophisticated threats. Our rich conference program is spread over two days and will take place on September 28-29, 2021.
According to Kaspersky ICS CERT, almost one in three industrial computer was subject to malicious activity in H1 2021. During the first half of 2021, cybercriminals intensively used various types of spyware and malicious scripts while performing their attacks. These types of threats are growing for the second six-month period and pose a big challenge to industrial control systems (ICS).
A recent Kaspersky survey on the challenges facing small and medium businesses at the beginning of the pandemic reveals preserving jobs was the top priority for almost half of organizations globally (43%). However, the most prioritized challenge was the introduction of new technologies to ensure the smooth running of business under these new circumstances (53%).
The number of users attacked with QakBot – a powerful banking Trojan, in the first seven months of 2021 grew by 65% in comparison to the same period in 2020 and reached 17,316 users worldwide, demonstrating that this threat is increasingly affecting internet users.