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29 May, 2014, 14:22 BST The Trojan Matryoshka: April's Malicious Spam

Malicious attachments in April came disguised as e-greetings and notifications about faxes. In the case of the former, alleged Easter greetings...


28 May, 2014, 11:42 BST Ubisoft Consults Kaspersky Lab to Authenticate Watch Dogs Script

Kaspersky Lab experts were consulted by the developers of the latest action-adventure game, Watch Dogs, today released worldwide by Ubisoft, a...


08 May, 2014, 09:56 BST Spam in Q1 2014: US Once Again the Prime Target for Malicious Emails

In the first quarter of 2014 spammers started imitating messages from mobile applications. They especially like the popular mobile messengers -...


24 Apr, 2014, 11:14 BST Q1 2014: Mobile Banking Trojans Double, Surge in Bitcoin Wallet Attacks, and Cyber-Espionage Threats Back from the Dead

In December, Kaspersky Lab published its threat forecast for 2014. Three months later, the experts found that all three of their 'end user forecasts' ...


17 Apr, 2014, 18:37 BST Kaspersky Lab Now Brings Advanced Protection to 42 Per Cent More of the Virtualisation Market

Kaspersky Lab has today announced its latest virtualisation security solution, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Light Agent. The product...


07 Apr, 2014, 09:41 BST About One Third of Phishing Attacks Aimed at Stealing Money

According to data collected as part of Kaspersky Lab's 'Financial cyber threats in 2013' study, cybercriminals are trying harder than ever to acquire ...


07 Apr, 2014, 09:38 BST Real Threats in Real Time: Kaspersky Lab Launches Worldwide Interactive Cyberthreat Map

Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualises cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. The types of...


24 Mar, 2014, 09:17 GMT Spam in February: Become Part of a Major Botnet

Kaspersky Lab today reveals its Spam analysis for February 2014. It found that many malicious attachments in February's spam came in emails allegedly ...


14 Mar, 2014, 18:55 GMT How Turla and "Worst Breach of U.S. Military Computers in History" are Connected

Experts from G-Data and BAE Systems recently released information about a persistent cyber espionage operation codenamed Turla (also referred to as...


28 Feb, 2014, 16:13 GMT Spam in January: Fake WhatsApp Notifications and Real Stars for Valentine's Day

Kaspersky Lab has today published the results of the company's spam monitoring for January 2014. Top 3 stories in January: Detection of emails...


27 Feb, 2014, 10:09 GMT Mobile Malware Evolution: Three Infection Attempts Per User in 2013

Kaspersky Lab experts have today published the results of their analysis of the mobile threat landscape in 2013. The analysis has revealed the...


11 Feb, 2014, 11:00 GMT Kaspersky Lab Uncovers "The Mask": One of the Most Advanced Global Cyber-Espionage Operations to Date Due to the Complexity of the Toolset Used by the Attackers

New threat actor: Spanish-speaking attackers targeting government institutions, energy, oil & gas companies and other high-profile victims via...


11 Feb, 2014, 10:58 GMT A Quarter of Parents Fear Their Children Have Been Exposed to Cyber Threats In Past Year

One in five parents fail to monitor their child's online activity More than a quarter (27 per cent) of parents believe their children have been...


27 Jan, 2014, 15:31 GMT Kaspersky Lab Once Again Named a 'Leader' in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Kaspersky Lab improves its position and is second-furthest for "completeness of vision" in the "Leaders" portion of the Gartner Magic Quadrant...


23 Jan, 2014, 12:43 GMT Financial Data Leads the Malicious Spam hit List for Third Year in a row

The proportion of spam in email traffic continues to fall - in the last three years the share of unsolicited messages has fallen by 10.7 percentage...


19 Dec, 2013, 17:55 GMT Kaspersky Lab Reveals Online Hidden Nasties Behind the Top Toys This Christmas

Web searches for children's toys on top sellers list results in images of drug-taking, gun violence and sex Children searching the web for the toys...


13 Dec, 2013, 17:32 GMT Christmas Warning: Kaspersky Lab Finds Gamers Attacked 11.7 Million Times in 2013

Just days after the launch of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that PC gamers across Europe were hit by a...


02 Dec, 2013, 12:56 GMT Kaspersky Lab Triumphs at Marketing Awards

Kaspersky Lab has beaten off competition from some of the biggest technology brands in the world to win both a MiAward (Marketing Industry Awards)...


28 Nov, 2013, 13:35 GMT Experts Predict Mass Attacks on Online Banking Users

Kaspersky Lab has recorded several thousand attempts to infect computers used for online banking with a malicious program that its creators claim can ...


27 Nov, 2013, 18:35 GMT 34 Million Christmas Shoppers Prepare to Face the Fraudsters on Cyber Monday

Consumers urged to be more "netwise" as online sales reach pre-Christmas peak Online fraud has cost UK shoppers £1.5bn since the last festive season...


22 Nov, 2013, 18:08 GMT October Spam: Santa, Scams and Sorcery

October saw spammers exploiting the themes of upcoming holidays, the names of well-known telecommunication service providers and the conflict in...


07 Nov, 2013, 18:05 GMT Small Businesses Leave Themselves Exposed to Cyber Threats

Smaller firms fail to recognise the risk posed by cyber threats and online fraud[1], despite the fact latest figures from the Federation of Small...


31 Oct, 2013, 20:30 GMT Bogus Bank Emails Leave Brits at Risk

Almost half of us have received bogus emails claiming to come from our bank, warns Kaspersky Lab and Barclays. This leaves thousands at risk of...


15 Oct, 2013, 12:29 BST Kaspersky Lab Climbs up Top Track 250 Leader Board

Kaspersky Lab today announced it has been positioned 52nd in this year's Sunday Times Barclays Top Track 250, a significant increase of 37 places...


26 Sep, 2013, 16:54 BST Kaspersky Lab Discovers "Icefog": a New Cyber-espionage Campaign Focusing on Supply Chain Attacks

Report reveals the emergence of small groups of cyber-mercenaries available for hire to perform surgical hit and run operations Today Kaspersky Lab's ...