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2014-09-02 12:34:20

LONDON, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although it's the height of summer and most businesses are in a natural lull, Kaspersky Lab's experts reported a substantial increase in the amount of financial phishing in spam. There was a 7.9 percentage points increase in the amount of scam emails exploiting the names of reputable banks, payment services, online stores and similar organisations; as a result, such messages represented nearly 42 per cent of all phishing messages....

2014-08-11 12:31:42

LONDON, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Epic" operation serves as the first phase in a multi-stage infection of the Turla campaign Turla, also known as Snake or Uroburos is one of the most sophisticated ongoing cyber-espionage campaigns. When the first research on Turla/Snake/Uroburos was published, it didn't answer one major question: how do victims become infected? The latest Kaspersky Lab research on this operation reveals that Epic is the initial stage...

2014-07-03 12:28:21

LONDON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered that the old style Miniduke implants from 2013 are still around and are being used in active campaigns that target governments and other entities. In addition, Miniduke's new platform - BotGenStudio - may be used not only by APT style attackers, but by law enforcement agencies and traditional criminals too. Although the Miniduke APT actor stopped its campaign, or at least decreased its...

2014-07-03 08:25:08

LONDON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The percentage of spam [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792339/Spam_in_May_2014 ] in email traffic in May averaged 69.8 per cent - 1.3 percentage points less than the previous month. May saw numerous mass mailings for schools and colleges offering distance learning; other spam mailings were more straightforward, simply inviting users to buy a qualification. All that was required was a donation to a church that would then...

2014-06-16 08:34:04

LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the GameOver Zeus botnet and CryptoLocker ransomware have been disrupted, it is still too early for a victory celebration. First, the two week deadline expires on June 17th, leaving just one week left before cybercriminals could regain control of their botnet. Second, stories of the GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker campaign have already spawned a number of copycats among mobile malware writers. Last Sunday, June 8th,...

2014-04-07 04:22:19

ABINGDON, England, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to data collected as part of Kaspersky Lab's 'Financial cyber threats in 2013' [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792330/Financial_cyber_threats_in_2013_Part_1_phishing ] study, cybercriminals are trying harder than ever to acquire confidential user information and steal money from bank accounts by creating fake sites mimicking financial organisations. In 2013, 31.45 per cent of phishing attacks were trading...

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...

2014-03-14 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...


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