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2014-04-07 04:22:16

ABINGDON, England, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map [http://cybermap.kaspersky.com ] that visualises cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. The types of threats displayed include malicious objects detected during on-access and on-demand scans, email and web antivirus detections, as well as objects identified by vulnerability and intrusion detection sub-systems. In today's world of cyberthreats,...

2014-03-24 04:23:47

ABINGDON, England, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaspersky Lab today reveals its Spam analysis for February 2014. It found that many malicious attachments in February's spam came in emails allegedly sent by women who wanted to make new friends in the run-up to Valentine's Day. Some attackers went even further by trying to hook recipients with the promise of explicit photos in archives attached to messages. There were also more conventional malicious mass mailings imitating...

2014-03-20 23:27:00

SMS Tech Solutions and Kaspersky co-host a one hour webinar Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, 1:00 pm (EST). This webinar will address Mobile Malware and how to protect your business. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Regardless of official BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy, employees are doing business on smartphones and tablets. Employees continue to stay connected by accessing company email, participating in online conference calls, or just plugging phones into work computer throughout...

2014-03-14 16:23:49

ABINGDON, England, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts from G-Data and BAE Systems recently released information about a persistent cyber espionage operation codenamed Turla (also referred to as Snake or Uroburos). Further to this, Kaspersky Lab's research and analysis team have now found an unexpected connection between Turla and an existing piece of malware known as Agent.BTZ. In 2008, Agent.BTZ infected the local networks of the United States Central Command in...

2014-02-28 12:29:45

ABINGDON, England, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaspersky Lab has today published [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792327/Spam_report_January_2014 ] the results of the company's spam monitoring for January 2014. Top 3 stories in January: - Detection of emails claiming to be from the popular WhatsApp messenger for smartphones. The messages stated that an attached archive contained a photo from a "friend". The...

2014-02-27 04:20:42

ABINGDON, England, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaspersky Lab experts have today published the results of their analysis of the mobile threat landscape in 2013 [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792326/Mobile_Malware_Evolution_2013 ]. The analysis has revealed the following figures for 2013: - Nearly 145,000 new malicious programs for mobile devices were detected in 2013, which is more than three times the previous year's figure...

Kaspersky Labs Warns Of State-Sponsored Spanish Language Malware
2014-02-11 11:05:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday security researchers at Kaspersky Labs announced the discovery of cyber-espionage malware, which may have targeted governments and companies in 31 countries. Dubbed “The Mask,” or “Careto,” it is believed to be one of the first Spanish language attacks to have been discovered – yet it may have been active since 2007. This particular malware is quite insidious in that it can siphon sensitive documents from infected...

2014-02-11 08:35:27

ABINGDON, England, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New threat actor: Spanish-speaking attackers targeting government institutions, energy, oil & gas companies and other high-profile victims via cross-platform malware toolkit Kaspersky Lab's security research team have announced the discovery of 'The Mask' [http://www.securelist.com/en/downloads/vlpdfs/unveilingthemask_v1.0.pdf ] (aka Careto), an advanced...

2014-02-11 08:35:17

ABINGDON, England, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in five parents fail to monitor their child's online activity More than a quarter (27 per cent) of parents believe their children have been exposed to online risks, such as accessing inappropriate content or cyber bullying in the past 12 months, according to a Kaspersky Lab study[1]. Despite this, research to mark Safer Internet Day taking place on 11th February, has found that one in five parents (22...

Chewbacca Malware Steals Multitude Of Data From PoS Systems
2014-01-31 11:52:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, cybersecurity research company RSA FirstWatch disclosed evidence of online criminals targeting small retailers in eleven countries. The hackers reportedly stole information on 49,000 payment cards with a software program known as "ChewBacca" before the operation was eventually shut down. The targeted companies were located in the United States, Russia, Canada and Australia and the hackers were able to gather information on...


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