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    Kaspersky Lab: financial institutions tolerate cybercrime loss

    July 16, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: financial institutions tolerate cybercrime loss

    According to a recently conducted survey by Kaspersky Lab, together with B2B International in 2014, 52% of financial companies reimburse customer losses caused by Internet fraud without actually investigating the circumstances. Almost a third of companies...

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    Kaspersky Lab: Connected cars a reality, but are they secure?

    July 8, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: Connected cars a reality, but are they secure?

    Connected vehicles are now a reality; however, what are the risks involved when owning one? Privacy, software updates and car-oriented mobile apps in connected cars are three areas where cyber criminals could potentially launch attacks. Kaspersky Lab and IAB...

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    Kaspersky Lab: Miniduke attacks are back in force

    July 4, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: Miniduke attacks are back in force

    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...

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    Don’t get caught by online World Cup scams

    June 30, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Don’t get caught by online World Cup scams

    Football fans have found themselves looking for live streams of the World Cup on the internet recently. However, looking for live broadcasts on the Internet can cost money or leave a malicious programme on your computer. Dmitry Bestuzhev at Kaspersky Lab,...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Kaspersky Lab discovers vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

    May 5, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab discovers vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

    Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash software. Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered this loophole, which was targeted by exploits distributed via a legitimate...

  • Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director of Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis team (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Nigeria hosts 3% of malicious content

    April 22, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria hosts 3% of malicious content

    International anti-virus, online security and cybercrime expert Kaspersky Lab kicked off their annual Security Analyst Summit in Budapest, Hungary on Tuesday morning. With a focus on Middle East, Turkey and Africa, the summit is being held in Hungary as the...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Africa: Cyber threats by numbers

    April 22, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Africa: Cyber threats by numbers

    Kaspersky Lab, an international IT and Online security company, conducted research into the evolution of IT threats in 2013 using information from their Kaspersky Security Network cloud service. From the results, the cyber security company found that Middle...

  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Kaspersky gains patent for cloud protection

    April 4, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky gains patent for cloud protection

    Kaspersky Lab has announced that it has obtained a patent for a method of protecting cloud services used by antivirus solution developers to more effectively combat cyber-threats and prevent the illegitimate use of cloud services by cybercriminals. Patent no....

  • Sergey Lozhkin, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

    One third of all phishing attacks aimed at stealing money

    April 3, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on One third of all phishing attacks aimed at stealing money

    According to the data collected for Kaspersky Lab’s study Financial cyber threats in 2013, cybercriminals are trying harder than ever to acquire confidential user information and steal money from bank accounts by creating fake sites mimicking financial...

  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Kaspersky Lab releases safe browser for Windows Phone

    March 10, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab releases safe browser for Windows Phone

    Kaspersky Lab has announced the release of its free Kaspersky Safe Browser for Windows Phone app, to safeguard web surfing on smartphones running Microsoft’s mobile OS. The application is now available for download from Windows Phone Store. The new solution...

  • Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky, Head of the Vulnerability Research Group at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky)

    Java exploit attacks surge to 14.1 million in a year

    November 1, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Java exploit attacks surge to 14.1 million in a year

    The number of attacks using Java exploits from September 2012 to August 2013 amounted to 14.1 million – one third more than in the same period in 2011-2012, according to the Kaspersky Lab study Java under attack – the evolution of exploits in 2012-2013....

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    IT Security is critically underfinanced by business

    September 30, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on IT Security is critically underfinanced by business

    53% of South African based IT decision makers feel that not enough time or money is available to develop IT security policies. As a result, barely half of the companies feel that they have highly-organised, systematic processes to deal with threats. These...

  • Kaspersky Lab announced the release of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android locally (image: Kaspersky Lab)

    Kaspersky releases Internet Security for Android in South Africa

    September 9, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky releases Internet Security for Android in South Africa

    Kaspersky Lab announced the release of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android locally, a powerful protection solution for smartphones and tablets running Android operating system. The number of Internet-enabled mobile devices keeps growing. According to an...

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    Cybercriminals developing more malware

    August 19, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercriminals developing more malware

    Kaspersky Lab’s experts recently published its IT Threat Evolution Report for Q2 2013, which analyses the most prominent IT security incidents and trends while providing statistical analysis and telemetry for the quarter’s cyberthreat landscape....

  • 1 in 5 phishing attacks target banks

    July 10, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on 1 in 5 phishing attacks target banks

    Every fifth phishing attack registered between May 2012 and late April 2013 targeted users of banks and other financial organisations. That figure emerged from research into the evolution of phishing threats carried out by Kaspersky Lab specialists using...

  • Kaspersky Lab identifies increase in Apple phishing scams

    July 9, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab identifies increase in Apple phishing scams

    Kaspersky Lab has published a phishing report that analysed the dramatic increase of cybercriminal campaigns designed to steal users’ Apple IDs and account information by creating fraudulent phishing sites that try to imitate the official apple.com site....