Tag "Kaspersky Lab"

RTM Banking Trojan hits Over 1.3 Lakh Users

By : CIOL Bureau

Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected a surge in activity by the RTM Banking Trojan: with the overall number of users attacked in 2018 exceeding 130,000 – an increase from as few as 2376 attacked users in 2017. The pace of

One-in-Ten People Now Use Cryptocurrency: Kaspersky Lab

By : CIOL Bureau

Cryptocurrency, often associated with ‘geeks’ or those looking to raise cash quickly, has turned into a popular payment method. According to a recent report from Kaspersky Lab, one-in-ten people (13%) have now used it to make a purchase. However, cybercriminals

Latest Threat Landscape India: 1 in 3 PC Users Faced Online Threats in Q4 2018

By : CIOL Bureau

The year 2018 was challenging for the cyber world, including in India. Kaspersky Lab’s threat review for the last quarter of 2018 reveals that 30.1% of computer users in India were hit by a web-based attack, and over half (52.4%)

Chafer cyberespionage group targets embassies with updated homebrew spyware

By : CIOL Bureau

Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected multiple attempts to infect foreign diplomatic entities in Iran with homebrew spyware. The attacks appear to be using an updated Remexi backdoor. Several legitimate tools were also used during the campaign. The Remexi backdoor is

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

By : CIOL Bureau

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 allow threat actors

Cyberespionage group uses popular messenger’s brand for targeted attacks on Central Asian diplomatic entities

By : CIOL Bureau

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a wave of cyber-espionage targeted attacks aimed at Central Asian diplomatic organizations. The Trojan called “Octopus”, disguised as a version of a popular and legitimate online messenger, was attracting users amid the news of a

Botnet activity in H1 2018: Multifunctional bots becoming more widespread

By : CIOL Bureau

Kaspersky Lab researchers have published a report on botnet activity in the first half of 2018, analyzing more than 150 malware families and their modifications circulating through 600,000 botnets around the world. One of the most remarkable things uncovered by

Cybercriminals targeted at least 400 industrial companies with spear-phishing attack for financial gain

By : CIOL Bureau

Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected a new wave of financial spear-phishing emails disguised as legitimate procurement and accounting letters that hit at least 400 industrial organizations in an attempt to earn money for the cybercriminals. The series of attacks started

Cybercriminals Recall Old Vulnerabilities: Kaspersky Lab Report

By : CIOL Bureau

Kaspersky Lab has published its report on botnet-assisted DDoS attacks for the second quarter of 2018. Over the last three months, the company’s experts have observed cybercriminals recall old vulnerabilities, make use of cameras and printers for DDoS attacks, expand

Kaspersky Labs sues Trump government over banning its software

By : CIOL Writers

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs has sued US Department of Homeland Securities (DHS)arguing that the American government has deprived it of due process rights by banning its software from US government agencies. The company alleged that because the agency essentially blacklisted

Xafecopy: A new malware detected that steals money from users’ phones

By : CIOL Writers

A new malware, named as Xafecopy Trojan is detected in India that steals money from users’ mobile phones, according to a report from Kaspersky Labs. The report said, “Kaspersky Lab experts have uncovered a mobile malware targeting the WAP(Wireless Application Protocol)

FakeToken: Mobile banking trojan stealing user data from ride-hailing apps

By : CIOL Writers

FakeToken mobile trojan that had hit Android users back in March 2012 as a banking OTP/MSTN stealer disguised as a fake banking token generator and then reappeared as a mobile ransomware in March 2016 is back again and this time

Kaspersky Lab’s awards campaign to spread Internet safety message

By : CIOL Writers

Kaspersky Lab has launched an awards campaign in the Asia-Pacific region. The campaign called Goondus Awards is launched to educate the public and spread awareness about Internet safety. The Goondus Awards campaign is inviting submissions from the public on Internet mistakes

Kaspersky Lab and AVL Software and Functions to work together on automotive cyber security

By : CIOL Writers

As the digital technology is advancing, so are the cyber-threats and attacks.  A similar threat looms large over the automotive industry where an increasing number of vehicle features – such as remote diagnostics, telematics and infotainment – are using communication channels

India was third largest source of spam emails in 2016: Kaspersky

By : CIOL Writers

Sending an alarming reminder to all the e-mail users, Kaspersky has published a report which affirms the growing popularity of spam mails with ransomware. Kaspersky’s Spam and phishing in 2016 report revealed that the fourth quarter of 2016 witnessed an

This hunter of games demands real ransom

MUMBAI, INDIA: Kaspersky Lab has detected curious behavior in a new threat from the TeslaCrypt ransomware encryptor family. Most TeslaCrypt infections occur in the USA, Germany and Spain; followed by Italy, France and United Kingdom. Early samples of TeslaCrypt were detected

Digital amnesia or a startling wake-up call?

MUMBAI, INDIA: While there are numerous surveys propagating the whopping rise in smart phones, a new survey says that extensive use of smart phones and Internet can cause digital amnesia. A survey by Kaspersky Lab has found that over use of