While modern electric vehicles are tested constantly for vulnerabilities, some of their essential accessories, such as the battery chargers, often remain neglected. Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that electric vehicle (EV) chargers supplied by a major...
The global outbreak in malicious cryptocurrency mining that unfolded in 2018 saw the number of attacks increase by more than 83%, with over five million users attacked online in the first three quarters of the year, compared to 2.7 million over the same...
November 16, 2018 •
Danielle Kruger •
Comments Off on WannaCry ransomware is still affecting almost 75,000 users
One and a half years after its epidemic, WannaCry ransomware tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families and the ransomware has attacked 74,621 unique users worldwide. These attacks accounted for 28.72% of all users targeted by cryptors in Q3 2018....
November 9, 2018 •
Danielle Kruger •
Comments Off on No one is to be trusted when it comes to online data
A new study of mid-size businesses and consumers reveals that many are confused and lack trust when it comes to the privacy and security of their online data and behaviour. The research, which covered six countries in Europe and North America, found that...
In the modern world, people are making an everyday compromise between the opportunity to constantly stay connected, or preserve their privacy. The more people use different internet services, the more difficult it is for them to keep their personal...
November 6, 2018 •
Danielle Kruger •
Comments Off on Your digital identity could be on sale for less than $50
While many of us have heard of, or even fallen victim to, cybercrimes such as data and identity theft, it seems that relatively few know the value of the information stolen from us. A new study from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that while our identity may not...
October 29, 2018 •
Comments Off on Kaspersky Lab helps build skilled capacity with SABRIC
Kaspersky Lab has concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) in October 2017 and plans to renew the MOU for a further year, following its success. The MOU has seen Kaspersky Lab...
Kaspersky Lab urges academics to be careful online: the company’s researchers have detected multiple cyberattacks hitting at least 131 universities in 16 countries, including South Africa, where several well-known universities have experienced at least...
September 21, 2018 •
Comments Off on How remote administration tools bring unexpected threats to industrial networks
Legitimate remote administration tools (RAT) pose a serious threat to industrial networks: they are installed on 31.6% of industrial control system (ICS) computers, but often remain unnoticed until the organisation’s security team finds out that criminals...
September 17, 2018 •
Comments Off on Kaspersky Lab detected the rise of mobile banker Asacub
Kaspersky Lab has recently saw a large-scale distribution campaign of the Trojan Asacub. According to company’s experts, the number of users who face Asacub reaches 40 thousands daily. Asacub is primarily aimed at Russian users, since the cybercriminals...
September 15, 2018 •
Comments Off on Kaspersky Lab launches International Cybersecurity Contest
Kaspersky Lab has launched a new cybersecurity contest called ‘Secur’IT CUP’ which invites students and young professionals aged from 18 to 28 from all over the world to participate in solving cybersecurity cases, as individuals or in teams....
August 31, 2018 •
Comments Off on Botnet activity in H1 2018: Multifunctional bots becoming more widespread
Kaspersky Lab researchers have published a report on botnet activity in the first half of 2018, analysing more than 150 malware families and their modifications circulating through 60,000 botnets around the world. One of the most remarkable things uncovered...
August 26, 2018 •
North Africa, Security •
Comments Off on AppleJeus: Lazarus group hunts cryptocurrency exchanges using macOS malware
Researchers in Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) have discovered AppleJeus – a new malicious operation by the infamous Lazarus group. The attackers penetrated the network of a cryptocurrency exchange in Asia using Trojanized...
When moving data into the cloud, organisations should be aware that it is the responsibility of the information owner to ensure that holistic protection and clear visibility is in place, to avoid security breaches! “The desire to gain the many benefits...
August 21, 2018 •
Company News, Security •
Comments Off on Kaspersky Lab recognised for online banking security excellence by MRG Effitas
Kaspersky Internet Security has surpassed a host of rival solutions to receive the annual MRG Effitas Online Banking/Browser Security Award 2017/18 after consistently passing quarterly banking certification tests across a 12-month period. The award emphasises...
August 17, 2018 •
Comments Off on Over one third of all phishing attacks target customers in the financial sector
In the second quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing technologies prevented over 107 million attempts to visit phishing pages, of which 35.7% were related to financial services and targeting customers through fake banking or payment pages. The IT...