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Posts Tagged ‘trojans’

  • Independent

    Security threats rank as top reason not to use illegal software

    July 18, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

    Computer users cite the risk of security threats from malware as the top reason not to use unlicensed software. Among their specific concerns are intrusions by hackers and loss of data. Yet 34 percent of the software installed on personal computers in South...

  • 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 obtains patent for detecting malware

    April 9, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method of detecting malware that has been masked by rootkits – special programmes capable of altering the outcomes of system functions. Patent no. 8677492 issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office describes...

  • Tatyana Shcherbakova, Senior Spam Analyst at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

    Most spam in February targeted Valentine’s Day

    March 26, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    According to Kaspersky Lab, a large portion of 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 entice...

  • Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact Security (image: LivDigital)

    Cyber crooks eye Android

    September 13, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    In a short space of time, Android has claimed the lion’s share of the mobile market – in fact more than 900 million Android mobile devices have now been activated. Unfortunately, this popularity has put a large target on the platform’s back. This...

  • Espionage fanning the Flame of cyber crime

    June 1, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off

    African countries are not immune to the activities of cyber criminals and should take cognisance of the threat represented by the Flame virus, one of the more sinister forms of attack in existence globally. Security software experts describe Flame as a...

  • Top 10 IT high risk countries

    August 15, 2011 • Lists, SecurityComments Off

    After analysing vast numbers of IT threats during the second quarter of 2011, Kaspersky Lab’s experts identified a number of important trends. Navigating the web remains the riskiest activity on the Internet with malicious URLs that serve exploit kits,...

  • Identity-theft surges in downturn

    September 3, 2009 • SecurityComments (2)

    Research by Panda Security, the global IT security vendor, has revealed that the number of users affected by malware designed for identity theft has increased 600% so far this year with respect to the same period in ...

  • Trojans 70% of new malware detected

    July 15, 2009 • SecurityComments Off

    Trojans accounted for 70% of all new malware between April and June 2009, according to data compiled in the latest PandaLabs Quarterly Report...