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Cybercriminals Recruit Insiders to Attack Telecoms Providers

Cybercriminals are using insiders to gain access to telecommunications networks and subscriber data, recruiting disaffected employees through underground channels or blackmailing staff using compromising information gathered from open sources –...

Old Android devices at risk from automatically downloaded and executed malware

While observing the activity of several cybercriminal groups, Kaspersky Lab researchers have spotted unusual activity in a malicious script, on an infected website, which is putting Android users at risk. The script usually activates......

One-In-Ten Have Lost Money by Being Targeted Online

With the diversity and quantity of online financial threats increasing, recent research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that 48% of consumers have been targeted by scams designed to defraud and trick......

Steam Stealers Target Thousands of Gamer Accounts

In an industry worth over an estimated hundred billion US dollars, gaming is not just big business for developers and manufacturers, but for cybercriminals too. Steam Stealer is a constantly evolving breed of malware......

Acecard Trojan: Android Users of Over 30 Banking and Payment Apps at Risk

Kaspersky Lab’s Anti-malware Research Team has detected one of the most dangerous Android banking Trojans ever seen. The Acecard malware is capable of attacking users of nearly 50 different online financial applications and services......

Social Network Sharing Makes Users an Easy Target for Cybercriminals

A quiz from Kaspersky Lab, with more than 1,000 Filipino respondents, has found that almost a third (30%) of social network users share their posts, check-ins and other personal info with everybody who is......

Carbanak and beyond: banks face new attacks

Kaspersky Lab identifies new tricks and copycats of the infamous financial cyber-heist A year after Kaspersky Lab warned that cyber-criminals would start to adopt the tools and tactics of nation-state backed APTs in order... Read more of...

Consumers Undermine their Online Security by Sharing Passwords

Nearly half (44%) of Internet users admit having shared their passwords with somebody or left them visible for people to see, according to the findings of Kaspersky Lab’s recent consumer surveys*, one of which... Read more of the post C...

Kaspersky Lab on business threats: 2015 saw the number of cryptolocker attacks double

Cyberattack tools used against businesses in 2015 were different to those used against consumers, according to Kaspersky Lab’s review of corporate threats in the last 12 months. They included greater exploitation of legitimate software.....

8 Ways to Shop Safely Online this Christmas and Avoid Getting ‘Grinched’

As the Christmas rush and Manila’s traffic convince more Filipinos that it is better to shop online than head to the malls, Kaspersky Lab shares eight simple tips to avoid getting suckered by online... Read more of the post 8 Ways to Sh...

Kaspersky Lab Q3 Report: Mobile malware continues to grow, online bank accounts targeted more than 5 million times

In its Q3 IT Threat Evolution report, Kaspersky Lab revealed key security incidents of the quarter, including the latest on the Philippines’ cybersecurity threat landscape. Using statistics from the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which.....

MacAfee educate users of holiday scams attack by cybercriminals

McAfee has announced its annual’12 Scams of Holidays’list to educate the people on the most popular ways the cybercriminals scam consumers during the holiday season as they surf their digital devices. Cyber scrooges leverage all types of...

The Hacker’s Bounty: How Much Do Cybercriminals Make from Innocent Users?

Cybercriminals could be raking in profits 20 times greater than the cost of their attacks, according to figures compiled by Kaspersky Lab experts. The research compared the cost of the most frequently used hacker... Read more of the post...

How Silver Screen Security Compares With Real Life

Some of the best movies ever made have been technological thrillers, and it’s easy to see why. It’s obvious that our modern lives could not exist without the aid of computers. Everything from health data to financial records are stored on compute...
by iTechCode on Nov 21, 2014

Ticket Resellers Launch DDOS Attacks Against Primary Agents to Keep Prices High

Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks are not used only by hacktivists to make a point or by cybercriminals to cover up fraud. They’re also utilized by companies for business logic attacks. One example of such a business logic DDOS attack is...
by Mafia Today on May 2, 2013

Ticket Resellers Launch DDOS Attacks Against Primary Agents to Keep Prices High

Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks are not used only by hacktivists to make a point or by cybercriminals to cover up fraud. They’re also utilized by companies for business logic attacks. One example of such a business logic DDOS attack is...
by Mafia Today on May 2, 2013

Malware Alert: Your PayPal Account Will Stay on Hold Until Password Reset

A new PayPal-themed spam campaign has been launched by the Amerika crew, a criminal group that’s believed to be responsible for many of the major spam runs designed to lure users to malware-serving websites. According to Dynamoo’s Blog, the lates...
by Mafia Today on Apr 30, 2013

Malware Alert: Your PayPal Account Will Stay on Hold Until Password Reset

A new PayPal-themed spam campaign has been launched by the Amerika crew, a criminal group that’s believed to be responsible for many of the major spam runs designed to lure users to malware-serving websites. According to Dynamoo’s Blog, the lates...
by Mafia Today on Apr 30, 2013

Report: Criminals Put a Bullseye on Web Infrastructure

The heart of the Internet, represented by DNS, hosting and emails services, has found itself increasingly bombarded by criminals looking to pump out more lucrative malware, according to a new study. A particularly disturbing fact about this developme...
by Mafia Today on Apr 29, 2013

Report: Criminals Put a Bullseye on Web Infrastructure

The heart of the Internet, represented by DNS, hosting and emails services, has found itself increasingly bombarded by criminals looking to pump out more lucrative malware, according to a new study. A particularly disturbing fact about this developme...
by Mafia Today on Apr 29, 2013


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