August 2020’s Most Wanted Malware: Evolved Qbot Trojan Ranks On Top Malware List For First Time
Sep10

August 2020’s Most Wanted Malware: Evolved Qbot Trojan Ranks On Top Malware List For First Time

 10 September 2020 – Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for August 2020. Researchers found that the Qbot trojan, also known as Qakbot and Pinkslipbot, has entered the top ten malware index for the first time, ranking as the 10th most prevalent malware in August,...

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Life’s Too Busy: Internet Security Yet To Be A Priority For 3-In-10 Active Online Users In SEA
Sep10

Life’s Too Busy: Internet Security Yet To Be A Priority For 3-In-10 Active Online Users In SEA

 10 September 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic may have stopped domestic and international travels but a huge chunk of human lives continued and shifted from the physical to the virtual world. Latest research by Kaspersky showed six-in-10 internets users from Southeast Asia (SEA) are aware of their increased time online than ever before. This, however, failed to make internet security a priority as 38% admitted that the busy...

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Quality Over Quantity: Ransomware Attacks Vs Southeast Asian Smes Decline In First Half Of 2020
Sep04

Quality Over Quantity: Ransomware Attacks Vs Southeast Asian Smes Decline In First Half Of 2020

 4 September 2020 – Ransomware attacks detected and blocked by Kaspersky on computers of small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia have dwindled from 1.4M hits in the first half of 2019 compared to just half a million in the first half of 2020, based on the latest figures from the cybersecurity company. All six countries in the region — Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam...

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From The Comfort Of Your Own Couch: Kaspersky Great Shares Expertise On Threat Hunting With YARA In New Online Training Course
Sep02

From The Comfort Of Your Own Couch: Kaspersky Great Shares Expertise On Threat Hunting With YARA In New Online Training Course

 2 September 2020 – YARA is a unique tool that, among other things, makes it easier to identify and classify new malware samples. With its help, security analysts can create certain patterns, or ‘rules’, and search for files that match them using security solutions or multi-scanner systems. By following a few know-how guides and some effort, a researcher or a security team can achieve a new level of knowledge in threat...

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Move In And Log On: 46% Of Consumers Are Happy To Share Streaming Services With Their Households, Despite A Third Worrying About Their Housemates’ Digital Habits
Sep01

Move In And Log On: 46% Of Consumers Are Happy To Share Streaming Services With Their Households, Despite A Third Worrying About Their Housemates’ Digital Habits

 1 Sep 2020 – COVID-19 related restrictions and the necessity to stay indoors has influenced the way people approach digital services, making them more aware of how securely both they, and their housemates, use the internet. This can include deciding to use the same accounts for entertainment platforms across the entire household or discovering more about each other’s online behavior. With this in mind, the research found...

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1.6M More Phishing Almost Infected SEA Smbs In H1 2020
Aug24

1.6M More Phishing Almost Infected SEA Smbs In H1 2020

 24 August 2020 – The second quarter of every year often saw phishers relaxing given that the months of April to June are usually vacation period across the globe. However, triggered by the still ongoing pandemic, this year’s second quarter proved to be productive for malicious actors online. According to Kaspersky’s latest statistics, cybercriminals targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Southeast Asia (SEA) spent...

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