- 04 Dec 2013
Kaspersky Lab today announced that its security solutions, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 and Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business both led the way in the Bi-Monthly Certification September-October 2013 testing conducted by the independent AV-TEST laboratory.
To test the participants' ability to combat online threats, the AV-TEST experts used two sets of malicious software that collectively exceeded 20,000 samples. The most dangerous of these were 135 carefully selected threats that, because they were not particularly widespread, best demonstrated the protective abilities of the security solutions.The test results show that Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 was the best security solution for home computers. The product passed all the tests and was the only one of the 25 participating solutions to score the maximum possible 18 points. The software detected all the malware samples prepared by the organisers without any false positives or any negative effect on the computer’s performance.
In the category for corporate users, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business was the top performer, scoring 17.5 out of a possible 18 points. This solution scored top marks in tests designed to demonstrate the ability of the product to detect cyber attacks and prevent false positives.All tests were conducted on computers running 32-bit Windows XP SP3.
- 03 Dec 2013
Vulnerabilities in legitimate software regularly used by employees at work are the leading cause of internal cyber-security incidents in business, according to a Kaspersky Lab study. The company also found that these vulnerabilities are a major source of corporate computer infections and critical data leakage. Approximately 39 per cent of the survey participants said that over the past 12 months, this had been the case at least once for their organisations.Although the number of such incidents has fallen substantially since 2011 – from 47 per cent to 39 per cent – it is still worryingly high. In total, approximately 85 per cent of companies have reported internal IT security incidents, and software vulnerabilities were the single biggest cause.The highest percentage of incidents was noted in Russia, where 51 per cent of survey respondents were affected. 43 per cent of companies based in Asia-Pacific encountered these issues, as did 38 per cent of companies in North America. Japanese companies had the lowest frequency of vulnerability-related security problems at just 29 per cent.In addition, 25 per cent of survey participants suffered data leakages within their organisation, caused by vulnerabilities in corporate software, while 10 per cent of companies reported leakages of critical
- 02 Dec 2013
Business News, Press Releases
Kaspersky Lab has beaten off competition from some of the biggest technology brands in the world to win both a MiAward (Marketing Industry Awards) and B2B Marketing Award for the global B2B campaign ‘See it. Control it. Protect it. With Kaspersky, now you can.’
The company was up against the likes of ATOS and Fujistu to win the Best Technology B2B Marketing Strategy award in the MiAwards and against VMware and Canon to win the Best International Audience Campaign award in the B2B Marketing Awards.
The ‘See it. Control it. Protect it. With Kaspersky, now you can’ campaign heralded the launch of Kaspersky Lab’s latest business solution Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business. The global campaign was designed to drive consideration and demand for the new solution. It incorporated live webinar events, emarketing, online advertising, content marketing, events, social media, analyst activity and partner co-marketing and was delivered across 40 countries in 18 languages.
Commenting on the MiAward win, Dr. John Malatesta, Vice President Global B2B Marketing at Kaspersky Lab says: “This is a real achievement for us when up against such tough competition. It has cemented Kaspersky Lab’s place as a leading technology B2B provider, which is one of our strategic objectives as
- 29 Nov 2013
Kaspersky Lab has recorded several thousand attempts to infect computers used for online banking with a malicious program that its creators claim can attack “any bank in any country”. The Neverquest Trojan banker supports almost every trick used to bypass online banking security systems
- 29 Nov 2013
Consumers urged to be more “netwise” as online sales reach pre-Christmas peak
- 20 Nov 2013
Business News, Corporate News, Press Releases, Product news
Abingdon, 20th November 2013 - Almost 98 per cent of computer users admit to enjoying the ease and convenience of shopping and banking on their PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones, according to Kaspersky Lab research . Although convenient, online activities almost always create new security concerns – and cybercriminals are cashing in. Banking Trojans, ransomware and fakes of banking and shopping websites are just a few examples of the techniques crooks are using to steal money.The survey revealed that online shopping is the most popular activity, with 95 per cent of respondents using these services. Online banking is close behind, used by 91 per cent, and about 74 per cent regularly use online payment services. The data also shows that most people use their PC or Mac for online financial transactions: 77 per cent of respondents use these devices to make purchases from online stores and 71 per cent for online banking.It’s not just the good guys who are aware of these services – cybercriminals are eager to launch lucrative financial cyberattacks and turn e-commerce into real world robbery. In response, all reputable online services use a variety of technologies to protect their customers’ critical financial information. However, these measures alone
- 19 Nov 2013
Press Releases, Product news
Abingdon, 19 November 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announces the release of a new free app to ensure users are safe while surfing the web on their iPhone and iPad devices. The new Kaspersky Safe Browser for iOS is now available from the Apple App Store.Like any Internet user, iPhone and iPad owners can fall victim to cyber attacks which use social engineering techniques. The most widespread example of this is phishing, which tricks users into providing their personal information through the use of fake websites or mass mailings that use the names and logos of well-known companies. The user could be tricked into sharing their passwords to a social networking site, email address, Apple ID account, and more.The risks are even bigger for anyone who uses a mobile device for banking and financial transactions. According to a recent B2B International survey, 38 per cent of mobile device owners use their gadgets to perform financial transactions, while one in three users encountered phishing attacks that posed as online banking services.Kaspersky Safe Browser for iOS blocks links to phishing sites and other web-based resources that can be dangerous for users. The new application can also filter content according to selected user
- 19 Nov 2013
Corporate News, Product news
Following the recent announcement that Microsoft issued a Security Advisory notifying users of a system vulnerability, I wanted to get in touch with some information from Kaspersky Lab about how attacks via vulnerabilities such as this can be prevented.
If you would be interested in hearing more about this vulnerability, I would be more than happy to arrange an interview with a spokesperson to cover the issue in more depth.Zero-Day Vulnerability in Microsoft OfficeOn November 5, Microsoft issued a Security Advisory notifying users of a system vulnerability that would allow successful attackers to gain the same access rights as the current user. This vulnerability affects Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Lync, and Microsoft Office. Given the vast usage of affected programs, this software vulnerability put millions of users around the world at risk.
This situation is a perfect example of a “window of vulnerability,” where a known vulnerability exists and is presumably being targeted by cybercriminals, but the software company is unable to issue an immediate fix. Until the fix is issued, an incalculable number of users around the world are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Preventing attacksKaspersky Lab’s Automatic Exploit Prevention (AEP) technology successfully prevented attacks via the vulnerability by monitoring for unusual behavior rather than
- 19 Nov 2013
Product news, Virus News
Kaspersky Lab is proud to announce that its unique Automatic Exploit Prevention technology detected and blocked 4.2 million attacks via Java exploits between September 2012 and August 2013, protecting 2.25 million users of Kaspersky Lab solutions.
- 14 Nov 2013
Business News, Press Releases, Product news
Abingdon, 14th November 2013 - More than half of Android smartphone and tablet owners do not take any action to protect their devices from cyber-threats, despite Android devices being the target for 99 per cent of mobile malware attacks. Research by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab showed that only 40 per cent of Android smartphone users and 42 per cent of tablet users installed security on their devices. Other respondents are content to rely on their own instincts to keep them safe.Android has always been a popular target for cyber-criminals because of its popularity and functionality and the threat continues to grow: Kaspersky Lab specialists detected 35,000 malicious samples for the whole of 2012, while the figure for the first half of 2013 was over 47,000. The threats Android users face are varied and destructive, from cyber-criminals programing a smartphone send text messages to a premium rate number, thus stealing money from the user’s account, to turning the phone into a spying device by providing the fraudster with information about the user’s passwords, calls and online banking accounts.Then there is the overwhelming risk of theft. For many people, smartphones and tablets have become the place to store favourite photos and videos,