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:
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?
The Greatest Threat Today: Is Your Bank Protected from Cyber Fraud?
Most people sleep peacefully at night knowing their hard earned money is resting safely in banks. However, in recent years, things have changed. The finance industry has been revolutionized by digital technology, and this has made it more vulnerable to security threats.
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…
SophosLabs Research Finds “Designer” Cyber Threats on the Rise
Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today revealed SophosLabs research that indicates a growing trend among cybercriminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks. The research includes information from millions of endpoints worldwide and is analyzed by the team at SophosLabs.
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.
Kaspersky Lab: Kids Spend More of Their Lives Online As They Grow Up
Kids today spend more of their lives online than offline, according to research carried out by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids & Youth. As kids grow older, offline activities tend to transfer to the online world.
Online Data Sharing Wrecks Marriages and Careers
The survey, which was conducted in co-operation with B2B International, questioned more than 12,000 people worldwide and found that many people risk sharing personal data through online communication channels, in the dangerous online environment.
Social Network Sharing Makes Users an Easy Target for Cybercriminals
A quiz from Kaspersky Lab, with more than 1,000 Filipino respondents, has found that almost a third (30%) of social network users share their posts, check-ins and other personal info with everybody who is online – not just their friends. This is leaving the door wide open for cybercriminals to attack, as users remain unaware of just how public their private information can be on these channels.
Adwind: Malware-as-a-Service Platform that Hit more than 400,000 Users and Organizations Globally
Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published extensive research on the Adwind RAT, a cross-platform, multifunctional malware program also known as AlienSpy, Frutas, Unrecom, Sockrat, JSocket and jRat, and which is distributed through a single malware-as-a-service platform.