Kaspersky blocks over 1 million Android attacks in Southeast Asia from January to September 2019

A recent Android mobile malware report by Kaspersky showed that Southeast Asia remains a target for cybercriminal attack campaigns. Of the more than 1 million attacks that Southeast Asia has seen, Kaspersky has blocked a total of 26,836 mobile malware…

IoT under fire: Kaspersky detects more than 100 million attacks on smart devices in H1 2019

Kaspersky honeypots – networks of virtual copies of various internet connected devices and applications – have detected 105 million attacks on IoT devices coming from 276,000 unique IP addresses in the first six months of the year. This figure is…

Another two bite the dust: Kaspersky updates decryption tool to fight ransomware pair

Kaspersky has updated its RakhniDecryptor tool to allow users whose files were encrypted by Yatron and FortuneCrypt ransomware to retrieve their data without paying a ransom. The updated tool is available on the Nomoreransom.org website. Ransomware is a dangerous threat…

Curious but careless: APAC online users give up social media details for fun quiz results and freebies, says Kaspersky study

Results of Kaspersky’s survey reveal online users in Asia Pacific appear to be willing to share their private information in exchange for various personal gains from social media, even quiz results to know what type of flower they are or…

Kaspersky Cyber Security Weekend – An Introduction to Cyber Security in the Healthcare Sector

The healthcare sector’s landscape has been changing rapidly in the recent years. With the advancements of key enabling technologies such as the 5G, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, healthcare today is vastly different from a decade ago. Of course,…

Ransomware modifications double year-on-year in Q2 2019

Kaspersky researchers detected 16,017 new ransomware modifications in Q2 2019 – including ones belonging to eight new malware families. This is more than double the number of new samples detected a year ago, in Q2 2018 (7,620). The Kaspersky IT…

Kaspersky Lab helps to eliminate seven vulnerabilities in Industrial IoT Platform solution

Kaspersky Lab experts have helped to identify and patch seven previously unknown vulnerabilities in the ThingsPro Suite – an industrial IoT platform, designed for industrial control systems (ICS) data acquisition and remote analysis. Some of the vulnerabilities found could potentially…

How to hack a hardware cryptocurrency wallet

Hardware wallets are considered to be the most secure type of cryptocurrency wallet. However, nothing is 100% secure, and they can be compromised just as well. At the 35th Chaos Communication Congress, security researchers Thomas Roth, Dmitry Nedospasov, and Josh…

Vulnerabilities in connected electric car chargers could damage home networks 

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 vendor carry vulnerabilities that…

Remote access nightmare: amount of malware that is new backdoors increases more than 40% in 2018

Out of all the new malicious files detected in 2018, the amount that turned out to be backdoors rose by 44%, while the volume of ransomware increased by 43%. One in three (30.01%) computers encountered at least one online malicious…

Businesses can build a first line of defense and reduce corporate exposure to online threats with Kaspersky Web Traffic Security

In 2017, almost one-in-three network users – including corporates – were attacked by web threats. Consequently, it is no surprise that reducing potentially risky online actions of employees remains a challenge for 50% of businesses. To help address this, Kaspersky…

Guardians of the Cyber World – GReAT Team

At the Kaspersky Cyber Security Weekend at Siam Reap, Cambodia last week, the team at The Tech Revolutionist managed to conduct an interview with both Wayne Lee, Junior Security Researcher and Seongsu Park, Senior Security Researcher. It was a valuable…

Staying safe in the age of cyber warfare

Kaspersky held their 4th annual Asia Pacific (APAC) Cyber Security Weekend in Siam Reap, Cambodia. The 4 days conference started on the 18th of September with a theme “Balkanisation: Security Should Not Be in Isolation”. Balkanisation as explained by Managing…

New Kaspersky Small Office Security brings Protection from Cyberthreats in Minutes not Man Hours

Small companies with under 25 employees have to deal with cyberthreats like everyone else, but unlike larger firms, they might not be able to prioritize IT security, with their focus being primarily on business growth. To help these companies, the…

Research from Kaspersky Lab reveals how vulnerable we can be when losing our connection

Imagine being in a foreign country, lost, and with no way of getting in touch with anyone who can help you. Well, when phones or tablets break, when devices run out of battery, or when connections go awry, this is…