Cybercriminals Send Ransomware to Users of Out-of-date Web Browser in APAC
Jul08

Cybercriminals Send Ransomware to Users of Out-of-date Web Browser in APAC

 8 July 2020 – Outdated or illegitimate software is like open doors for malicious users. The recent discovery by Kaspersky proves this once again. The global cybersecurity company today unveils a sustained campaign targeting users of Internet Explorer in the Asia Pacific region. According to the fresh data from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), an exploit kit dubbed as “Magnitude EK” has been actively evolving and trying to...

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Research interest: Trojans, Backdoors, and Droppers top the list of most-searched malware by security analysts
Jul03

Research interest: Trojans, Backdoors, and Droppers top the list of most-searched malware by security analysts

 3 July 2020 – Anonymized statistics from free requests to the Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal have revealed that almost three quarters (72%) of the analyzed malicious files fell into three categories: Trojans, Backdoors, and Droppers. The statistics also show that the types of malware that researchers most frequently investigate do not coincide with the most widespread ones. Malicious activity detection is only the...

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What to do Before, During, and After a Ransomware Attack?
Jun29

What to do Before, During, and After a Ransomware Attack?

 29 June 2020 – Over three years after the infamous Wannacry ransomware, its costly aftermath still remains a vivid glimpse on the damage cybercriminals can do by kidnapping companies’ essential data. This threat is undoubtedly present as just this month, operations of an automobile giant were halted in several parts of the world after a successful attack by another ransomware dubbed as SNAKE (also known as EKANS)....

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VMware Fast Tracks Transformation of Partner Ecosystem across Southeast Asia and Korea for Region’s Increasingly Digital Future
Jun29

VMware Fast Tracks Transformation of Partner Ecosystem across Southeast Asia and Korea for Region’s Increasingly Digital Future

 29 June 2020 – VMware Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, affirmed its pledge to strengthen the partner ecosystem across the Southeast Asia and Korea (SEAK) region following the successful launch of EMPOWER Online APJ, along a series of Partner Executive Briefings, which saw the participation of more than 1,200 attendees in VMware’s partner ecosystem in Asia Pacific and Japan. During the events, VMware and...

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Parents In APAC Hide Their Private Data From Their Kids More Than Cybercriminals
Jun26

Parents In APAC Hide Their Private Data From Their Kids More Than Cybercriminals

 26 June 2020 – Online users are well aware that kids can be naughty and hide their online activities from their parents. Previous studies by Kaspersky have since revealed that children have a lot of secret activities online unknown to their moms and dads. However, the latest survey by the global cybersecurity company has unmasked that parents in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region do the same with their kids. Conducted between...

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Attackers Have Found A New Way to Steal Online Shoppers’ Payment Details Using A Popular Web Analytics Service
Jun24

Attackers Have Found A New Way to Steal Online Shoppers’ Payment Details Using A Popular Web Analytics Service

 24 June 2020 – Kaspersky researchers have uncovered a new technique for stealing users’ payment information on online shopping websites—a type of attack known as web skimming. By registering for Google Analytics accounts and injecting these accounts’ tracking code into the websites’ source code, attackers can collect users’ credit card details. About two dozen online stores worldwide were compromised using this method. Web...

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