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2013-08-29 08:26:48

ABINGDON, England, August 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Kaspersky Lab [http://www.kaspersky.co.uk ], the percentage of spam in email traffic in July was up only 0.1 percentage points and averaged at 71.2 per cent. Malicious attachments were found in 2.2 per cent of all emails, an increase of 0.4 percentage points compared to the previous month. The level of phishing [http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/internet-security-center/threats/spam-phishing ] decreased by more than...

2013-08-21 12:31:33

ABINGDON, England, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In Q2, the percentage of spam in total email traffic increased by 4.2 per cent from the first quarter of 2013 and came to 70.7 per cent. The percentage of phishing emails in global mail traffic fell by 0.0016 per cent and came to 0.0024 per cent. These figures are among the results of Kaspersky Lab's [http://www.kaspersky.com ] email traffic analysis for Q2 2013. Main Trends in Q2 Many emails with malicious...

2013-07-30 12:32:50

ABINGDON, England, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Kaspersky Lab [http://www.kaspersky.co.uk ], the percentage of spam in email traffic in June was up 1.4 percentage points and averaged at 71.1 per cent. Malicious attachments were found in 1.8 per cent of all emails, a drop of 1 percentage point compared to the previous month. Last month the spammers actively used the name of Steve Jobs, Apple's founder. The heading of the unsolicited email invited the...

2013-07-29 04:22:04

ABINGDON, England, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Large businesses face much higher costs than SMEs A successful targeted attack against a large company can cause damages of up to GBP1.6 million. This is according to B2B International which, along with Kaspersky Lab [http://www.kaspersky.com ], conducted the 2013 Global Corporate IT Security Risks survey [http://media.kaspersky.com/en/business-security/Kaspersky_Global_IT_Security_Risks_Survey_report_Eng_final.pdf ] this...

2013-07-16 08:32:33

ABINGDON, England, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Threat of targeted attacks redefines requirements for corporate-class security solutions Nearly half of the companies that participated in the 'IDC Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Security Products survey [http://media.kaspersky.com/en/business-security/growth-and-complexity-of-information-security.pdf ] ' conducted by IDC in December 2012, believe that increasingly sophisticated attacks pose a serious threat to...

2013-06-24 12:28:49

ABINGDON, England, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Few companies aware of how much new malware appears every day Most companies greatly underestimate the number of new malicious programs appearing daily, and only six per cent recognise the true scale of the threat, according to the 2013 Global Corporate IT Security Risks survey [http://media.kaspersky.com/en/business-security/Kaspersky_Global_IT_Security_Risks_Survey_report_Eng_final.pdf ] conducted by...

2013-06-10 08:34:26

ABINGDON, England, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Malicious NetTraveler Toolkit Infects 350 High-Profile Victims for Data Theft and Surveillance Kaspersky Lab's team of experts has today published a new research report about NetTraveler, a family of malicious programs used by APT actors to successfully compromise more than 350 high-profile victims in 40 countries. The NetTraveler group has infected victims across multiple establishments in both the public and private...

Complex Trojan Takes Advantage Of Previously Unknown Android Exploit
2013-06-09 08:45:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Security researchers have discovered a new Trojan program that exploits previously undetected flaws in the Android operating system and utilizes techniques more commonly found in Windows malware to remain undetected as it executes rogue commands on infected mobile devices. The Trojan has been named Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a (Obad.a) by representatives of computer security firm Kaspersky Lab, who has dubbed it the most...

2013-05-31 12:24:49

ABINGDON, England, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaspersky Lab [http://www.kaspersky.com ] is today announcing that it is offering free security protection software available on the LinkedIn Safety Centre [http://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/37023/m/s ], providing users with an easily accessible and secure way to protect themselves online. The LinkedIn Safety Centre is designed to provide LinkedIn's more than 225 million members with the tools and knowledge to...

2013-05-31 12:24:46

ABINGDON, England, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud technologies are an important element of modern security solutions, but cannot protect computers without the support of local security tools. So the best way is to use hybrid solutions that incorporate local anti-malware technologies and simultaneously interact with a cloud service. However, such solutions are chosen by just 21 per cent of companies, according to a study conducted by Kaspersky Lab...