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'Stalkerware' use up in 2019 – cybersecurity firm

Mar 10, 2020 - 4:12 PM

Stalkerware is a kind of program that allows one to secretly monitor another person's messages, files, photos, and location, among others

Malware disguised as documents with pertinent nCoV information found

Jan 31, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Hackers leverage coronavirus fears to spread malware

'Antidrone' system forces trespassing drones to land or return to owner

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:27 PM

When a drone is detected by the system, it sends out an interference beam that jams the drone’s connection, forcing it to return to its owner or slowly descend from its point

DRONES. Photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

76% of devices in healthcare facilities in PH infected by malicious code

Sep 14, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The Philippines has the most number of infected medical devices in Southeast Asia, and is second worst among countries in the world after Venezuela, experts from Kaspersky say

MEDICAL CYBERSECURITY. Kaspersky cybersecurity experts discuss the state of security at medical institutions at an event in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo by Kyle Chua

Kaspersky Lab to tackle threats in healthcare at annual cybersecurity event

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:54 PM

This year’s summit is taking place at Yangon, Myanmar on September 5

Malware found in popular CamScanner app

Aug 28, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Kaspersky Lab researchers Igor Golovin and Anton Kivva look into CamScanner following recent negative reviews of the app on the Google Play Store

ASUS pushed malware on thousands of computers – Kaspersky

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:37 PM

(UPDATED) 1 million people are potentially affected, says Kaspersky, but ASUS refutes the findings, saying that it only affected "a small number of devices"

Malware found in Telegram 'alternative' – cybersecurity firm

Oct 23, 2018 - 4:09 PM

Once installed, the Octopus malware allows attackers to have remote access to a victim's device

Ex-NSA hacker sentenced to jail over Kaspersky leak

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:57 AM

(UPDATED) Nghia Hoang Pho put the information on his home computer, which was protected by the popular Kaspersky anti-virus program. US authorities believe that Russian intelligence was able to access his computer through Kaspersky.

NSA. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Kaspersky moves core processes from Russia to Switzerland to regain trust

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The company is working toward regaining trust on the global stage after the US government banned the purchase of Kaspersky software due to reported ties with Russian intelligence firms

ANTON SHINGAREV. Anton Shingarev, Vice President for Public Affairs and Head of the CEO Office at Kaspersky Lab, speaks at an event in Manila. Photo from press release.

US judge rejects Kaspersky suit against gov't ban on its products

May 31, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The US government has the right to institute the ban to defend its computer security, says US judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly

Porn as bait: Over 1.2 million people hit by malware, lured by adult content

Feb 05, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Kaspersky Lab explains 'adult content serves as a tool for cybercriminals to lure victims into fraudulent schemes involving phishing, PC and Android malware'

Russian cyberfirm Kaspersky appeals ban in US court

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:17 AM

Kaspersky is appealing to a US federal court on the grounds the ban it was hit with is unconstitutional because it denied the company a right to due process regarding the validity of the accusation

Russians used Kaspersky program to hack US intel contractor's computer – report

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The Wall Street Journal says the 2015 hack led to the Russians obtaining information on how the NSA itself penetrates foreign computer networks and protects itself from cyberattacks

New malware spreading via FB Messenger – antivirus firms

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Kaspersky Avira and CSIS say it spreads via a certain bit ly or t cn link sent by contacts

BAD LINK. The format of the malware's message shows the name of the user, the word 'Video,' and a bitly or t.cn link. Screenshot of message from Kaspersky.

Global ransomware attacks on the rise – Europol

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:37 AM

To combat its rise the police agency has posted decryption tools on the No More Ransom website which has deprived attackers around 8 million euros in ransoms

U.S. bans Kaspersky software amid concerns over Russia ties

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:33 PM

The General Services Administration which handles US federal government purchasing contracts removes Kaspersky Labs from its list of approved vendors making it more difficult to obtain Kaspersky products

Massive cyberattack hits 5 top Russian banks – Kaspersky

Nov 10, 2016 - 11:09 PM

Russia s central bank confirms it had identified attacks on a number of large banks describing their intensity as medium and saying they did not disrupt access to banking services

Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat

Jul 25, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Hackers are stepping up efforts to turn their exploits into hard cash in recent years by locking unsuspecting computer users data after infecting their computers with malicious software

Russia says 'very worrying' slowdown in Iran nuclear talks

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:29 AM

This is very worrying to us because there is very little time before the deadline and we urgently need to enter the final stage says Russia s negotiator Sergei Ryabkov

SLOWDOWN IN PROGRESS. US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L) next to other delegate during talks between the P5+1 group and Iran at Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria, 12 June 2015. Talks among officials from Iran and the group of Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany on curbing Iran's controversial nuclear program resumed in Vienna on June 10. Photo by Herbert Neubauer/EPA

Android One in PH, the coming of HTTP/2, goodbye Ragnarok PH (Techrap)

Feb 23, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Android One comes to the Philippines Say hello to HTTP 2 – the update that took 16 years and goodbye to Ragnarok Philippines

Hackers infiltrate banks, steal up to $1B

Feb 16, 2015 - 2:05 PM

The Carbanak gang s cyber robbery affects more than 100 banks and financial institutions in at least 30 countries

CARBANAK CYBERGANG. An infographic explaining how the Carbanak cybergang stole money from banks. Image from Kaspersky.

Davos elites warned about catastrophic cyberattacks

Jan 24, 2015 - 9:44 PM

Eugene Kaspersky: What you call the Internet of Things I call the Internet of Threats

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, a sponsor of the 2014 Jerusalem Roadshow gestures during a press conference on October 6, 2014, ahead of the second Jerusalem F1 Peace Roadshow that will take place below the ancient walls of Jerusalem's Old City. Formula 1 racing cars roared into action in Jerusalem, tearing along roads normally used to the more sedate pace of public transport.  Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

'Bash' computer bug could hit millions

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:38 AM

If hackers exploit this bug they could take control of a PC executing arbitrary code on an infected system

Filipino wins in Kaspersky Lab contest

Jul 09, 2013 - 8:01 PM

This is the second time Filipino students have distinguished themselves in Kaspersky Lab’s competition

Kaspersky Lab to support Interpol

Apr 02, 2013 - 1:56 PM

Kaspersky Lab will offer ongoing support to Interpol in the fight against cybercrime

TEAM UP. Eugene Kaspersky showing off Kaspersky Lab to Ronald Noble of INTERPOL. Photo from Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky reveals new Endpoint platform

Mar 08, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Kaspersky launches its the newest iteration of its Endpoint business security platform

NEW ENDPOINT. Kaspersky's Business Development Manager Bryan Sat discusses the dangers of today's connected world.

MiniDuke malware spies on governments

Mar 01, 2013 - 6:02 PM

Attackers using a PDF exploit in Adobe Reader are installing Miniduke a spying malware in computers in government entities and institutions

MINIDUKE STRIKES. New malware gets in through Adobe Reader and steals data as commanded by tweets. Screen shot from Kaspersky report.

Android malware on Google Play installs trojans on PCs

Feb 04, 2013 - 2:07 PM

Kaspersky asks Android users to be careful with apps that clean up background processes on their devices as it may be malware in disguise

MALWARE ALERT. Beware of apps that say they'll clean up your device and make it faster.

Kaspersky reveals gov't-targeted malware campaign

Jan 15, 2013 - 3:09 PM

Operation Red October is a campaign to steal information from various world government agencies and scientific departments worldwide

RED OCTOBER. Kaspersky's threat map shows how the operation infiltrated different levels of security in various countries. Screen shot from Kaspersky.

Latest stats on cybersecurity threats, online attacks

Nov 07, 2012 - 1:08 PM

Kaspersky releases a report detailing cybersecurity threat statistics for Q3 2012

ANDROID MALWARE. Malware distribution by Android version (source: Kaspersky)