In recent months Kaspersky Lab experts have been closely monitoring so-called Darknet resources, mostly the Tor network, and one thing that is immediately obvious is that the cybercriminal element is growing.
IT security solutions companies K Now Distribution Sdn Bhd and Tech Titan Sdn Bhd have rolled out TitanWALL, Kaspersky Lab’s appliance-based firewall safeguarding against malware and threats.
Kaspersky Lab said its security research team has published a report confirming and demonstrating that the weak implementation of anti-theft software marketed by Absolute Software can turn a useful defensive utility into a powerful utility for cyber-attackers.
Kaspersky Lab’s security research team has announced the discovery of ‘The Mask’ (aka Careto), an advanced Spanish-language speaking threat actor that has been involved in global cyber-espionage operations since at least 2007.
The overall global Internet threat level grew by 6.9 percentage points, said Kaspersky Lab. In 2013, 41.6% of user computers were attacked at least once.
As we get ready for the onslaught of Christmas-themed status updates, we should also prepare for a barrage of scams on social networks in the coming month too, Kaspersky Lab experts have warned.
Over the last three months Kaspersky Lab analysts have been investigating how the Obad.a trojan, a malicious app for Android, is being distributed. It transpires that for the first time in the history of mobile cybercrime, a trojan is being spread using botnets controlled by other criminal groups.
The first three months of the year turned out to be full of incident, especially when it came to cyber-espionage and cyber-weapons, the experts at Kaspersky Lab said in their latest report.
According Kaspersky Lab, children made more than 52 million attempts to visit social networks, and more than 25 million attempts to access pornographic sites -- in the last month alone!
In Q1 2013, the amount of unsolicited correspondence in email traffic grew slightly (+0.53 percentage points) and averaged 66.55%, while spammers began using more insidious tricks, according to Kaspersky Lab.