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Woburn, MA – April 7, 2021 — / — Half of consumers (50%) would walk away from an online service provider if it suffered any form of data breach, according to a study of 15,000 consumers worldwide, conducted by global security company Kaspersky. Sixty-three percent said they would no longer use a provider if they […]

Woburn, MA – March 30, 2021 — / — More than half (56%) of ransomware victims paid the ransom to restore access to their data last year, according to a global survey of 15,000 consumers conducted by global security company, Kaspersky. Yet for 17% of the people who paid, that did not guarantee the return […]

Woburn, MA – Feb. 17, 2021 — / — According to a new Kaspersky survey, as much as 84% of IT Security staff engage in leisure activities during working hours. Typically, these hobbies account for five hours[1] a week, which is an hour more than staff across the company overall. The inferred reason for these breaks is thought […]

Woburn, MA – December 15, 2020 — / — In 2020, an average of 360,000 new malicious files were detected by Kaspersky per day, an increase of 5.2% when compared to the previous year. This was influenced by a large growth in the number of Trojans and backdoors at a 40.5% and 23% increase respectively. […]

3.3 billion attacks on remote desktop protocol were a 242% increase from 2019 Woburn, MA – December 10, 2020 — / — Kaspersky researchers have analyzed the redistribution of threat activity that took place in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic caused a worldwide, involuntary shift to digital platforms and tools used to work and carry out other […]

Woburn, MA – December 7, 2020 — / — According to a recent Kaspersky report, enterprises with outdated technology can lose 47% more money when they suffer a data breach compared to those who update their IT technologies in a timely manner. For small and medium-sized businesses, the difference is even more obvious at up to 54%. The […]

Woburn, MA – September 8, 2020 — / — New research from Kaspersky, along with Area9, has found that 90% of respondents who have participated in Kaspersky’s Adaptive Online Training course and selected a wrong answer have confidently evaluated their feelings toward the given response as “I know it” or “I think I know it.” This was revealed […]

Woburn, MA – August 31, 2020 — / — Today, Kaspersky and Nextcloud are announcing a partnership to help customers secure their data and collaboration work. Kaspersky Scan Engine , the company’s integrated security product, can now be combined with the secure, on-premise content collaboration technology from Nextcloud to automatically scan files when they are […]

Woburn, MA – August 11, 2020 — / — In late spring 2020, Kaspersky’s automated detection technologies prevented a targeted attack on a South Korean company. Closer analysis revealed that this attack used a previously unknown full chain that consisted of two zero-day exploits: a remote code execution exploit for Internet Explorer 11 and an elevation of […]

Woburn, MA – August 10, 2020 — / — According to the latest Kaspersky quarterly DDoS attacks report, the number of DDoS attacks in the second quarter of 2020 increased three times in comparison to Q2 2019. This figure is almost the same as the number of DDoS attacks in Q1 2020. Kaspersky experts believe […]

Woburn, MA – July 23, 2020 — / — Online security is the most important factor for millennials looking to find their “Digital Comfort Zones” at home, despite the fact that over a third of them (37%) think they’re too boring to be the victim of cybercrime, a new study by Kaspersky shows. Kaspersky’s latest […]

Woburn, MA – June 4, 2020 — / — Kaspersky recently conducted a survey to highlight the importance of security protection and awareness for smaller enterprises. The research found that, although small businesses are less inclined to provide their staff with company devices to work from home, only one third of employees (34%) have received instructions on how […]

Three adware-carrying apps found in last three months Woburn, MA – May 22, 2020 — / — According to analysis identified by Kaspersky Fraud Prevention, last year, two percent of transactions in e-banking and online retail were carried out by fraudsters, and 16% of transactions were suspicious and required further investigation. The most common malicious activity found […]

Kaspersky detected more than 42,000 banking Trojan modifications in Q1 Woburn, MA – May 20, 2020 — / — Kaspersky researchers have detected a sharp rise in the volume of malicious software aimed at stealing credentials and money from users’ bank accounts. In Q1 2020, 42,115 files of this type of malware were found, more than […]

Woburn, MA – May 14, 2020 — / — In November 2019, Kaspersky technologies uncovered a new malware that spreads as a spoofed visa application targeting diplomatic bodies in Europe. Among further analysis, it has been revealed that the spyware uses the same code base as the infamous COMPFun Remote Administration Tool (RAT). Spyware focuses […]

Woburn, MA – May 7, 2020 — / — According to a recent Kaspersky report, How COVID-19 changed the way people work, three-in-four (73%) employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic have not yet received any specific cybersecurity awareness guidance or training from their employer. Additionally, one-in-four (27%) employees said they have received phishing emails related to […]

Woburn, MA – May 6, 2020 — / — The Kaspersky Q1 2020 DDoS attacks report has revealed the overall number of DDoS attacks grew during the first three months of this year, with a significant spike in attacks on educational and municipal sites. Research experts attribute this growth to the COVID-19 pandemic as a […]

Woburn, MA – April 22, 2020 — / — The latest Kasperskyreport, “Taking care of corporate security and employee privacy: why cyber-protection is vital for both businesses and their staff,” highlights the ‘human side’ of cybersecurity incidents by examining the discomfort and losses employees face following corporate breaches. According to the report, 30% of employees who […]

Woburn, MA – April 16, 2020 — / — According to new analysis of the 2019 financial threat landscape, 773,943 users of Kaspersky solutions were attacked by banking Trojans, and of those users, a third (35.1%) were in the corporate sector. Banking Trojans or ‘bankers’ are one of the most widespread tools for cybercriminals as […]

Kaspersky shares new survey data on employee perceptions and readiness of ransomware attacks Woburn, MA – April 2, 2020 — / — According to new research from Kaspersky, employees across business organizations of all sizes and industries lack a basic knowledge of the increasingly popular cyber threat known as ransomware. In fact, 45% of business […]

Roughly 28% of attacks occurred on weekends Woburn, MA – February 13, 2020 — / — According to Kaspersky’s Q4 2019 DDoS attacks report, the number of attacks blocked by Kaspersky DDoS Protection in Q4 2018 amounts to only 56% of attacks detected in Q4 2019. Further investigation of botnet activity revealed that roughly 28% […]

North America has announced its continued commitment to champion Data Privacy Day 2020 Woburn, MA – January 28, 2020 — / — Kaspersky North America has announced its continued commitment to champion Data Privacy Day 2020, an international initiative creating awareness about the importance of safeguarding private information. In addition to championing year over year, […]

Shlayer Trojan family spreads via partner network of entertainment sites Woburn, MA – January 23, 2020 — / — In 2019, Kaspersky prevented attacks carried out by Shlayer, a malware Trojan family, at least once on every 10th device using Kaspersky Solutions for Mac, making this threat the most widespread for macOS users. A smart […]

Victims offered compensation, sold $9 temporary social security numbers Woburn, MA – January 16, 2020 — / — Kaspersky experts have detected a new online fraud scheme designed to trick people into thinking they are owed compensation. Under the pretext of offering compensation for personal data leaks, scammers instead urge users to buy “temporary US social […]

The Kaspersky IT Security Calculator is a free web tool that allows IT security managers to view the average budget for cybersecurity in their region and industry Woburn, MA – December 17, 2019 — / — According to statistics[1] from the Kaspersky IT Security Calculator, budgets at 45% of SMBs and 50% of enterprises are below the […]

2019 has seen a significant spike of ransomware attacks on municipalities Woburn, MA – December 11, 2019 — / — According to Kaspersky security experts, 2019 has seen a significant spike of ransomware attacks on municipalities. This conclusion comes after the company’s researchers observed at least 174 municipal institutions with more than 3,000 subset organizations […]

Woburn, MA – December 5, 2019 — / — Kaspersky researchers have identified a new type of ransomware attack, Network Attached Storage (NAS), which is actively growing in popularity. Targeting NAS poses new risks for back-up data usually stored on devices. With NAS largely perceived as a secure technology, users often remain unprepared for the […]

Over 20 hotels in Latin America, Europe and Asia have fallen victim to targeted malware attacks Woburn, MA – December 2, 2019 — / — Kaspersky’s research of the RevengeHotels campaign has confirmed that over 20 hotels in Latin America, Europe and Asia have fallen victim to targeted malware attacks. As a result, travelers’ credit […]

72% of cases turned out to be malicious and could put corporate security at risk Woburn, MA – November 26, 2019 — / — Upon Kaspersky’s expert analysis of anonymized and aggregated statistics of requests to the Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal, research showed that when security researchers requested additional details of a suspicious object, 72% […]

Fraudulent browser push notifications as a means of phishing and advertising are gaining popularity, with the share of users hit by the problem growing month-on-month this year Woburn, MA – November 25, 2019 — / — Kaspersky research revealed that the monthly number of affected users has grown from 1,722,545 in January to 5,544,530 in […]

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