Porn on the move: In 2017, over 25% of users hit by mobile malware faced porn-themed attacks

In 2017, 25.4% of mobile users who encountered malware – over 1.2 million people – were attacked by malicious programs that used adult content to lure them into installing malware on their devices. This is according to new findings by Kaspersky Lab in its ‘Cyberthreats facing users of adult websites and apps’ overview. Sex sells, […]

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“No Platform Immune from Ransomware”, SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast report reveals

Sophos today announced its SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast report. The report recaps ransomware and other cybersecurity trends based on data collected from Sophos customer computers worldwide during April 1 to Oct. 3, 2017. One key finding shows that while ransomware predominately attacked Windows systems in the last six months, Android, Linux and MacOS platforms were […]

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As much as 70 percent of IoT devices comprise security flaws, which means devices that you own could get hacked by online criminals too.

NukeBot trojan threatens to steal details of customer online banking transactions

Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected NukeBot, a new malware which has been designed to steal the credentials of online banking customers. Earlier versions of the Trojan were known to the security industry as TinyNuke, but lacked the features necessary to launch attacks. The latest versions however, are fully operable, and contain code to target the […]

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Hajime malware is affecting the Internet of Things devices worldwide

Kaspersky Lab has published the results of its investigation into the activity of Hajime – a mysterious evolving Internet of Things (IoT) malware that builds a huge peer-to-peer botnet. The botnet has recently been propagating extensively, infecting multiple devices worldwide. To date, the network includes almost 300,000 malware-compromised devices, ready to work together, to perform […]

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Sophos says its XG firewall is secure from WannaCry Ransomware

Security firm Sophos has issued a detection update for its customers after the WannaCry ransomware attack last week on Friday. The malware is reported to have effectively disabled over 200,000 computers running on Windows operating system in over 150 countries. According to SophosLabs, WannaCry mimics an old school computer insecurity technique where viruses swept files […]

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Number of the Year 2016: One Billion Items of Malware Held in Kaspersky Lab’s Cloud Database

Kaspersky Lab’s cloud malware database now carries a billion malicious objects, including viruses, Trojans, backdoors, ransomware, and advertisement applications and their components. A fifth were discovered and identified as malicious by Astraea – a machine-learning based malware analysis system working inside Kaspersky Lab’s infrastructure. The number of cyberthreats appearing every day is now so big […]

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This new Trojan, Triada is Targeting Android Devices

This might not sound as good news. Kaspersky Lab experts say they have detected a new malicious program targeting Android devices running the 4.4.4. and earlier versions of the Android OS. Known as Triada, the experts from Kaspersky says the Trojan can be compared to Windows-based malware in terms of its complexity. They add that […]

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Report: Mobile Devices Become a New Target for Spam and Malware Attacks

Mobile devices are now the new target for spam and malware attacks, this is according to a new report by Kaspersky Lab. The Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin report says in 2015, cybercriminals continued to send out fake emails from mobile devices and notifications from mobile apps containing malware or advertising messages. New tactics included fraudsters […]

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