Protecting Vehicles: Kaspersky Launches Tailored Threat Intelligence Reporting For The Automotive Industry
Jan20

Protecting Vehicles: Kaspersky Launches Tailored Threat Intelligence Reporting For The Automotive Industry

 20 January 2021 (MY) – Kaspersky has now introduced its tailored threat intelligence (TI) reporting for organizations working in the automotive industry, which was previously available for a selected range of customers. The company’s TI reports provide car manufacturers with in-depth analysis of industry-specific security threats and identify information that could be utilized by malefactors to develop attacks on vehicles,...

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December 2020’s Most Wanted Malware: Emotet Returns as Top Malware Threat
Jan09

December 2020’s Most Wanted Malware: Emotet Returns as Top Malware Threat

 9 January 2021 (MY) – Check Point Research has published its latest Global Threat Index for December 2020. Researchers reported that the Emotet trojan has returned to first place in the top malware list, impacting 7% of organisations globally, following a spam campaign which targeted over 100,000 users per day during the holiday season. In September and October 2020, Emotet was consistently at the top of the Global Threat...

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Kaspersky Forecast: Cybersecurity Trends To Watch Out For In Southeast Asia In 2021
Jan07

Kaspersky Forecast: Cybersecurity Trends To Watch Out For In Southeast Asia In 2021

 7 Jan 2021 (MY) – The rhythm of life among Southeast Asians was shaken by the sudden, sweeping changes last year. Despite the gloomy outlook, policies across SEA successfully compelled both the public and business sector to shift gears quickly, step up their use of technology and go online for literally everything. Security experts from Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) gives us a lowdown on how...

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Never Enough: Kaspersky Reveals Two APT Incidents Related To Vaccine Research
Dec24

Never Enough: Kaspersky Reveals Two APT Incidents Related To Vaccine Research

 24 December 2020 (MY) – In the autumn of 2020, Kaspersky researchers identified two APT incidents that targeted entities related to COVID-19 research – a Ministry of Health body and a pharmaceutical company. Kaspersky experts assessed with high confidence that the activities can be attributed to the infamous Lazarus group. As the pandemic and restrictive measures across the world continue, many parties involved are...

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Games, LEGO And K-Pop Topped Children’s Search Requests Ahead Of Christmas 2020
Dec19

Games, LEGO And K-Pop Topped Children’s Search Requests Ahead Of Christmas 2020

 19 December 2020 (MY) – Kaspersky Safe Kids experts have analyzed anonymized children’s search requests during the month of November – a time when kids usually make their Christmas wish lists. The most popular game is Roblox and the most desired toy is LEGO, while bands BTS and BLACKPINK are the top music requests. With Christmas fast approaching, people around the world are making preparations for the big day. Bearing in...

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The Number Of New Malicious Files Detected Every Day Increases By 5.2% To 360,000 In 2020
Dec17

The Number Of New Malicious Files Detected Every Day Increases By 5.2% To 360,000 In 2020

 17 December 2020 (MY) – 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 mostly by a large growth in the number of Trojans (malicious files capable of a range of actions, including deleting data and spying) and backdoors (a specific type of Trojan that gives attackers remote control over the infected device): a...

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Ransomware 2.0 Employs “Pressure Tactic” To Prey On Organizations’ Digital Reputation In APAC
Dec16

Ransomware 2.0 Employs “Pressure Tactic” To Prey On Organizations’ Digital Reputation In APAC

 16 December 2020 (MY) – Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky recently revealed in a virtual conference that 2020’s cybersecurity “disease” is targeted ransomware. Also dubbed as “Ransomware 2.0”, this type of attack goes beyond kidnapping a company’s or an organization’s data. These groups are now utilizing the increasingly valued digital reputation to force their preys to pay hefty ransom. Vitaly Kamluk, Director of...

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CONFIRMED: Online Users In APAC Have Anonymous Accounts, Check Businesses’ Social Media Profiles Before Purchase
Dec09

CONFIRMED: Online Users In APAC Have Anonymous Accounts, Check Businesses’ Social Media Profiles Before Purchase

 9 December 2020 (MY) – Do you have an anonymous account online? The latest survey conducted by global cybersecurity company Kaspersky confirms that you are not alone. More than 3-in-10 users in Asia Pacific (APAC) admitted to having a social media profile without their real names, photos, and personally identifiable information (PII). Conducted just last November among 1,240 respondents from the region, the “Digital...

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Kaspersky Detects Four-Digit Increase In Threats Disguised As E-Learning Platform In SEA
Dec04

Kaspersky Detects Four-Digit Increase In Threats Disguised As E-Learning Platform In SEA

 4 December 2020 (MY) – With the risks of COVID-19 expected to be present until a vaccine is available, educational institutions across Southeast Asia (SEA) are forced to adapt to this unique situation. The unexpected disruption required educators to move offline schooling to remote or hybrid learning environments, with little to no preparation at all. Aside from the technical aspects of this shift, cybercriminals are also...

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Honesty Is The Best Policy: Smbs That Disclose Breaches Proactively Tend To Experience 40% Less Financial Damage
Nov27

Honesty Is The Best Policy: Smbs That Disclose Breaches Proactively Tend To Experience 40% Less Financial Damage

 27 November 2020 (MY) – There is a correlation between the way a data breach is disclosed and the total financial losses an organization experiences following a cybersecurity incident. According to a new Kaspersky report, ‘How businesses can minimize the cost of a data breach’, SMBs that decide to voluntarily inform their stakeholders and the public about a breach, on average, are likely to lose 40% less than their peers...

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