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Kaspersky's VR simulation game allows executives to work as IT security specialists
Kaspersky has created a VR game where executives can work as information security specialists, giving them a better understanding of cybersecurity.
2020 most productive year for Ransomware 2.0
"2020 was the most productive year for ransomware families who moved from hostaging data to exfiltrating data, coupled with blackmailing."
Kaspersky finds 1 in 5 employees pretend their devices are updating to avoid work calls
Kaspersky finds that 21% of employees surveyed say they have pretended their devices were installing updates to avoid attending a call or meeting.
Ransomware attackers bolder than ever
"When you dig into this underworld, you have to expect that it has many faces."
Security at risk as PC users continue to use end-of-life Windows 7
"Updating your OS is an essential element of security that should not be overlooked."
Kaspersky launches new course to defend users against doxing
"Knowing the threats that are out there makes it easier to take measures to avoid them, and one such threat is doxing - the act of gathering and revealing identifying information about someone online against their will."
Targeted ransomware attacks on the rise, Kaspersky finds
Ransomware attacks on high profile victims has grown nearly eightfold from 2019 to 2020, according to new research from Kaspersky.
Blockchain-based voting on the rise, driven by COVID-19 lockdowns
“We have seen interest and trust in voting via blockchain rising. Over the past year, people didn’t only return to our platform, but also advised their friends and colleagues to test it too."
Kaspersky discovers zero-day exploit in Desktop Window Manager
While analysing the CVE-2021-1732 exploit, Kaspersky experts found another such zero-day exploit and reported it to Microsoft.
Data transparency increasingly important, Kaspersky study states
“It is clear from the data that people have developed a sense of control and they are now demanding openness about how and where their data is being managed."
Over half of ransomware victims pay up - but does it work?
"Handing over money doesn’t guarantee the return of data, and only encourages cybercriminals to continue the practice."
Advanced threat actors engaged in cyberespionage up their game
"This recent activity signals a major leap in their abilities."
2020 sees a global shift in financial malware threats
The financial threat landscape experienced a game-changing pandemic year, according to a new report from Kaspersky.
Financial malware activity dropped in 2020 as creators honed their wares
Cybercriminals used the time to plan more malicious propagation techniques, both new and evolved from previous methods.
Stalkerware remains significant problem throughout COVID lockdowns
Stalkerware remains a significant problem with more 50,0000 users affected globally in 2020.
Kaspersky ranked number one in channel partner satisfaction
“Being recognised for the second consecutive year as the number one cybersecurity vendor for channel satisfaction, reflects the investment we have made in the Kaspersky United partner program over the past two years."
Women in tech: Equality journey not over
The idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes and opportunity.
Cyber criminals target education sector as remote learning increases
“Unfortunately, until all students are back in the classroom full-time, educational institutions will continue to be a popular target for criminals."
Financial account takeovers on the rise - Kaspersky
Every second fraudulent transaction in the finance industry during 2020 was an account takeover.
Kaspersky steps in to protect automotive industry from cyber threats
The company’s TI report, previously available for a selected range of customers, is able to provide car manufacturers with in-depth analysis of industry-specific security threats.
Remote work: The new home for gender equality in tech
“We as an industry must build on this momentum, extract the positives from the past year’s transition to flexible working, and be a catalyst for wider social change as a result.”
Users pay with personal data - Kaspersky on WhatsApp move to share data with Facebook
"Nothing is truly free, and, unfortunately, the current business model for free services means that, essentially, we pay with our data."
Kaspersky discovers COVID-19 research related cyber threats
Kaspersky researchers have identified two APT incidents that targeted entities related to COVID-19 research - a Ministry of Health body and a pharmaceutical company.
2020 saw a surge in detected malicious files — Kaspersky
Kaspersky detected more trojans, backdoors and worms than last year, representing an overall 5.2% increase in detected malicious files year-on-year.