A new Kaspersky Safe Kids research has revealed the online content that children were most interested in during summer 2021. During this time, TikTok managed to overtake WhatsApp in the list of apps where kids spent the most time. Instagram’s popularity among children continued to decline while Eurovision became popular, and Brawl Stars surpassed Roblox in popularity.
● 35% of Brits admit to having been contacted by a scammer
● One in six people on dating apps have been victims of doxing, the practice of revealing private information for malicious purposes without a person’s consent
In six in ten (63%) cyberattacks investigated by the Kaspersky Global Emergency Response team, adversaries used password brute force and vulnerability exploitation as initial vectors to compromise the organisation’s environment
The Kaspersky team invites cybersecurity specialists once again to join the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) to discuss the changes in the IT security landscape and share their knowledge on recent, sophisticated threats. Our rich conference program is spread over two days and will take place on September 28-29, 2021.
According to Kaspersky ICS CERT, almost one in three industrial computer was subject to malicious activity in H1 2021. During the first half of 2021, cybercriminals intensively used various types of spyware and malicious scripts while performing their attacks. These types of threats are growing for the second six-month period and pose a big challenge to industrial control systems (ICS).
A recent Kaspersky survey on the challenges facing small and medium businesses at the beginning of the pandemic reveals preserving jobs was the top priority for almost half of organisations globally (43%). However, the most prioritised challenge was the introduction of new technologies to ensure the smooth running of business under these new circumstances (53%).
This Sunday, 12th September, the Italian F1 Grand Prix – the highest class of international auto racing – is set to take place. With restrictions driven by the pandemic, not all fans will be able to attend the event and support their teams. As the pandemic continues, live streaming has gained popularity among spectators of the Grand Prix. However, it is important to bear in mind that cybercriminals often take advantage of fans’ eagerness to watch the F1 by instigating various online fraud schemes to gain users’ credentials.
Kaspersky announced the release of a new solution – Kaspersky Smart Home Security. The new approach will help telecom operators respond to growing consumer demand for the protection of smart home devices. It provides comprehensive protection against a wide range of possible threats – device breakdowns, malicious attacks, covert surveillance, and more. The product is installed on a router by a telecom operator, and all a user needs to do is download an application on a smartphone to control and monitor device security.
The number of users attacked with QakBot – a powerful banking Trojan, in the first seven months of 2021 grew by 65% in comparison to the same period in 2020 and reached 17,316 users worldwide, demonstrating that this threat is increasingly affecting internet users. This rise has drawn the attention of Kaspersky researchers to the subject, leading them to review updates to the latest version of this Trojan.
Kaspersky experts are increasingly observing BEC (Business Email Compromise) attacks. Between May and July 2021, Kaspersky products prevented more than 9,500 BEC attacks, including those against businesses in air transportation, industry, retail, IT, and delivery.