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28 Jul 2014   Virus News

Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware now targets PCs as well as Android, features exploit kit

The ransomware displays customized messages to victims from 30 countries

24 Jul 2014   Corporate News, Virus News

Ransomware goes to Tor: potential successor to Cryptolocker appears

Encrypting ransomware – a type of malware which encrypts user data and then demands ransom for decryption – is now being implemented in a new way, according to Kaspersky Lab research

21 Jul 2014   Virus News

Going on holiday? Beware email attachments from booking services – they may contain Trojan spyware

In June Kaspersky Lab registered an increase in fraudulent messages sent on behalf of booking services.

18 Jul 2014   Business News, Press Releases

Heads in the sand: small businesses convinced a cyber-attack will never happen to them

One in three micro-firms helpless in the face of cybercrimeSmall businesses in the UK are woefully unprepared for an IT security breach despite relying increasingly on mobile devices and storing critical information on computers, according to new study by Kaspersky Lab. A third (31 per cent) says they would not know what to do if they had an IT security breach tomorrow, four in ten say they would struggle to recover all data lost and a quarter admit they would be unable to recover any. Most small firms are convinced a cyber-attack would simply never happen to them.The study , of micro firms from hairdressers and builders to doctors’ surgeries and legal firms, found that two-thirds (68 per cent) have internet-connected laptops and half allow IT-enabled mobile and remote working. Vital business data including confidential customer, supplier and financial records as well as IP is stored and processed on computers.An overwhelming 82 per cent say they are not a target for attack because they’re too small or don’t have anything worth stealing. However, the threat to smaller firms is significant and real. According to the Federation of Small Business , 41 per cent of small firms were hit by cybercrime

16 Jul 2014   Virus News

Facebook users most likely targets of account theft

Facebook remains the preferred target for cybercriminals who specialize in stealing social network accounts: according to Kaspersky Lab’s statistics, in Q1 2014 fake sites imitating Facebook accounted for 10.85% of all instances when the heuristic Anti-phishing component was triggered

15 Jul 2014   Product news

Kaspersky Lab patents system to prevent insignificant software events from being analyzed, making security scans more efficient

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent 8,762,948 to Kaspersky Lab for a technology that establishes a system and method for filtering insignificant events during software analysis

15 Jul 2014   Virus News

Number of the week: 113,500 new phishing wildcards every month

Kaspersky Lab has calculated how many new phishing wildcards it adds to the company’s anti-phishing database every month

11 Jul 2014   Business News, Virus News

Kaspersky Lab contributes to global effort targeting Shylock malware

Kaspersky Lab contributes to global effort targeting Shylock malware

09 Jul 2014   Press Releases

Corporate security forecast: cloudy. Kaspersky Lab on cybercriminals who take advantage of cloud services

Although cloud-based file storage services have long been popular among Internet users, the indisputable convenience of such services is to some extent offset by a number of risks. For example, many users follow the advice of gurus and store scans of their passports and other documents in the cloud – though sometimes vulnerabilities in the service jeopardise the security of their personal data. At the same time, using cloud technologies for purposes other than those for which they were designed can do even more harm. For example, it’s easy to find sets of instructions for computer owners who want to use such services effectively to remotely control and monitor their machines, control torrent downloads etc. By following these recommendations, users inadvertently create different kinds of security gaps which can be easily exploited by cybercriminals – particularly in the case of targeted attacks. Kaspersky Lab experts decided to have a closer look at the risk of a corporate network being infected via cloud services.One possible scenario is cybercriminals gaining control of an employee’s laptop via a Dropbox client installed on it. This could happen when the employee is away from the office. If infected documents are placed in cloud folders, Dropbox

08 Jul 2014   Virus News

FIFA World Cup 2014 fan alert: phishing attack gathering users’ personal data

Kaspersky Lab experts have encountered a curious method for spreading links to a phishing page that aims to harvest users’ personal data

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