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…

AppleJeus: Lazarus group huntscryptocurrency exchanges using macOS malware

There’s a new malicious operation in town, AppleJeus. Researchers in Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) have discovered that the attackers have penetrated the network of a cryptocurrency exchange in Asia using Trojanized cryptocurrency trading software. The goal…

Kaspersky Lab – Mobile banking more dangerous than ever, Trojan infections hits an all-new high

Mobile banking Trojans hit the list of cyber-headaches in Q2 2018. The number of installation packages for mobile banking – modifications which help attackers avoid detection by security solutions and to expand their arsenal – peaked at over 61,000. This…

PowerGhost: new fileless crypto-miner targets corporate networks across the world

Kaspersky Lab researchers have found a new crypto-currency miner – PowerGhost – which has hit corporate networks in several regions, mostly in Latin America. This is the latest in a worrying trend of cybercriminals increasingly using miners in targeted attacks,…

Scammed Football Fans Pay Ten Times the Price for Fraudulent 2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets

Kaspersky Lab experts have identified phishing emails from fraudsters offering users the chance to snap up much sought after ‘guest’ tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup – but at a higher price than fans bargained for. Some tickets are…