Vulnerabilities in a popular smart toy robot could make children potential targets for cybercriminals, Kaspersky researchers have discovered. The weaknesses could enable hackers to take control of the toy’s system and misuse it to secretly communicate with kids through video chat without parental consent. The risks associated with the robot system’s application extend to dangers that sensitive details such as users’ names, genders, ages and even their locations may be compromised.
In 2023, Kaspersky observed a steady increase in the number of attacks on mobile devices, reaching almost 33.8 million attacks, marking a 50% increase from the previous year's figures. The most prevalent threat to mobile devices was adware, constituting 40.8% of all threats detected.
According to the recent Kaspersky study, more than 40% of companies worldwide are facing a shortfall of qualified cybersecurity professionals. Most understaffing can be found among Malware analysts and Information security researchers.
An in-depth research by Kaspersky experts shows a surge in the number of targeted ransomware groups globally by 30% from 2022 to 2023. In parallel to this increase, the number of victims of targeted ransomware attacks spiked by 70% within the same time period. These insights were shared at Kaspersky’s ninth annual Cyber Security Weekend – META, which took place in Kuala Lumpur.
Kaspersky is excited to announce its participation in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, (February 26-29, 2024). At the event, the company will exhibit its mature and scalable ecosystem of the most tested cybersecurity products for business, including those that have not been previously displayed at MWC, along with Cyber Immune solutions – innovative future IT systems that can boast in-built security.
Kaspersky has introduced a major update to its United partner program. As the number of its global partners increases, Kaspersky has defined four new specified approaches for those selling, deploying, providing managed services or building solutions with Kaspersky products. To drive this new approach, the partner program, benefits, and motivation have been revised to better align with its partners’ business models.
Amid a constantly growing civilian drone market, Kaspersky has given its anti-drone solution a major new update. The latest version features improved system scalability, an interface that operates 12 times more quickly, and optimized incident visualization. Kaspersky Antidrone Solution is a comprehensive system that detects, identifies, and neutralizes civil drones that pose a security or physical threat to various settings, including critical infrastructure, public events, and commercial facilities.
With human error causing nearly two-thirds of all cyber incidents in the past two years, more than 50 percent of acting cybersecurity professionals admit they made mistakes early in their career due to a lack of theoretical or practical knowledge, a new global study commissioned by Kaspersky has found . The percentage of respondents acknowledging such mistakes increases to nearly 60 percent among those with two to five years’ experience in the field.
A new sophisticated banking Trojan that steals sensitive financial information and introduces advanced tactics to avoid detection has been discovered by Kaspersky's Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). Dubbed 'Coyote,' this malware relies on the Squirrel installer for distribution, its name drawing inspiration from coyotes, the natural predators of squirrels.