Digital profiling: Kaspersky Lab experts uncover how much your smart watch can tell about you
New research shows that smartwatches can become tools for spying on their owners, by collecting silent accelerometer and gyroscope signals that – after analysis – could be turned into datasets unique to the smartwatch owner.
Social and Safe: 6 Types of Social Media Scams and How to Avoid Them
As security is a two-pronged process, it requires effective security solution and users’ cyber savviness, here are the known social media scams plus tips from Kaspersky Lab on how to avoid them:
Double Attack: What Are Fileless Banking Attackers Really After?
Kaspersky Lab experts reconstruct an ATMitch case – and discover a mysterious way to cash out with ATMs
Kaspersky Lab identifies ransomware actors focusing on targeted attacks against businesses
Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered an emerging and alarming trend: more and more cybercriminals are turning their attention from attacks against private users to targeted ransomware attacks against businesses. At least eight groups of cybercriminals involved in encryption ransomware development and distribution have been identified….
Chasing Lazarus: A Hunt for the Infamous Hackers to Prevent Large Bank Robberies
Kaspersky Lab has published the results of its more-than-year-long investigation into the activity of Lazarus – a notorious hacking group allegedly responsible for the theft of 81 million dollars from the Central Bank of Bangladesh in 2016. During the forensic analysis of artefacts left by…
The hunt for the dawn of APTs: a 20 year-old attack that remains relevant
The Moonlight Maze cyber-espionage attacks sent shockwaves through the US in the late 1990s – two decades later, researchers uncover the original attack tools and find a link to a modern APT
Free But Risky: 8 Security Tips for Public Wi-Fi Users
With the prevalence of free networks, criminals set up fake free Wi-Fi networks, which users pay with a hefty price — their login credentials stolen from them.
Kaspersky Lab Presents the First Cybersecurity Index
Do you know how safe – or unsafe – it currently is online? How many people run the risk of falling victim to cybercriminals today, without suspecting it? And how many have fallen victim already?
One Cryptomalware Attack Can Cost an SMB up to $99K
According to the research Corporate IT Security Risks 2016 conducted by Kaspersky Lab last year, one cryptomalware attack cost small and medium businesses up to $99,000 on average. Despite the fact that cybercriminals do not guarantee the return of corporate data, 34% of entrepreneurs admitted paying extortionists.
Angler by Lurk: Why the infamous cybercriminal group that stole millions was renting out its most powerful tool
At the beginning of the summer, Kaspersky Lab assisted in the arrest of suspects that were part of the Lurk gang, which allegedly stole more than 45 million dollars from a number of companies and banks in Russia.
8% Of Users Hide Their Computers To Keep Their Sensitive Data Safe
To protect their privacy, paranoid users are turning to a multitude of methods to keep their personal data away from prying eyes in the online world, including hiding their computers. Yet multiple research studies from Kaspersky Lab shows that not enough users are aware of the risks, and those that are, use the wrong methods to stay safe online.
Who Else is Using your Servers? Kaspersky Lab Exposes Massive Underground Market Selling Over 70,000 Hacked Servers
The xDedic marketplace, which appears to be run by a Russian-speaking group, currently lists 70,624 hacked Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers for sale. The Philippines is among the top 50 countries with hacked servers listed in xDedic.
Danti and Co.: Cyber espionage groups use a single vulnerability to target organizations around the world
Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has spent the last few months observing a wave of cyberespionage attacks conducted by different groups across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Far East regions, all of which share one common feature: in order to infect their victims with malware, the attackers use an exploit for the CVE-2015-2545 vulnerability.
Old Android devices at risk from automatically downloaded and executed malware
While observing the activity of several cybercriminal groups, Kaspersky Lab researchers have spotted unusual activity in a malicious script, on an infected website, which is putting Android users at risk. The script usually activates the download of Flash exploits, to attack Windows-users. The script is…
ATM is a New Skimmer: Crooks Bring ATMs on Their Side
Imagine this situation: a bank discovers it has been attacked. But, strangely, no money has been stolen, and nothing seems to have been modified in the bank’s system. The criminals have just left. But could this be true?
Dangerous Online Habits: The Geography of Cyber Savviness
Kaspersky Lab has tested the cyber savviness of more than 18 thousand users worldwide to find out how they behave on the Internet and how risky their online habits are. The respondents were presented with a series of standard online situations that most users face, and a variety of answers to choose from.