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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...

2014-01-27 12:32:52

ABINGDON, England, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaspersky Lab improves its position and is second-furthest for "completeness of vision" in the "Leaders" portion of the Gartner Magic Quadrant Kaspersky Lab [http://www.kaspersky.com/about ] has today been named a 'Leader' in the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms for the third year in a row...

2014-01-23 08:34:27

ABINGDON, England, January 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The proportion of spam in email traffic continues to fall - in the last three years the share of unsolicited messages has fallen by 10.7 percentage points. It appears that advertisers increasingly prefer the various types of legitimate online advertising that are now available and which generate higher response rates at lower costs than spam can offer. The criminalisation of spam In some spam categories...

2014-01-22 12:29:37

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global System Infrastructure Software 2012-2016 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global System Infrastructure Software market to grow at a CAGR of 5.24 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing adoption of mobile devices. The Global System Infrastructure Software market has also been witnessing the increasing...

2014-01-15 23:28:39

“Kaspersky Internet Security for Android,” a mobile application was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch, that takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications and services on the iOS, Android, and Windows market. Andrew Tropeano, host of AppWatch, conducted the app review and shared with viewers how it protects mobile device from spam, computer viruses, spyware, theft, and unknown users. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 “Kaspersky Internet Security for...

2014-01-15 16:27:57

INNSBRUCK, Austria, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaspersky Internet Security Tops 22 Vendors for 2013 Leading Austria-based antivirus testing group AV-Comparatives has issued its "Anti-Virus-Comparative Summary Report 2013". Kaspersky Internet Security received the Product of the Year Award, Bitdefender is runner up. Seven products, including a free program from Avast, received "Top Rated" designations. The comprehensive report contains reviews of...


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