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Spam report: March 2014

Apr 24 2014

Spam report: March 2014

In March, spammers weren’t content to stick with traditional holiday-related advertising; they also used holiday-themed messages to con personal information from users of social networks.

IT threat evolution Q1 2014

Apr 17 2014

IT threat evolution Q1 2014

According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab products blocked a total of 1131000866 malicious attacks on computers and mobile devices in the first quarter of 2014.

Financial cyber threats in 2013. Part 2: malware

Apr 09 2014

Financial cyber threats in 2013. Part 2: malware

Programs designed to steal e-money and financial data are among the most complicated types of malicious software out there today.

Financial cyber threats in 2013. Part 1: phishing

Apr 02 2014

Financial cyber threats in 2013. Part 1: phishing

It has been quite a few years since cybercriminals started actively stealing money from user accounts at online stores, e-payment systems and online banking systems.

BitGuard: a system of forced searches

Mar 21 2014

BitGuard: a system of forced searches

In the past year, many users have been forced to deal with an extremely aggressive multi-component system BitGuard which is difficult to completely remove without professional assistance, although technically it comes with uninstallers.

Spam report: February 2014

Mar 20 2014

Spam report: February 2014

The share of spam in global email traffic decreased by 7.6 percentage points and averaged 65.7% in January. As forecasted, the drop in the share of spam was due to a lull early in January when there is less business activity and a large number of botnets are turned off.

Spam report: January 2014

Feb 27 2014

Spam report: January 2014

January saw spammers switch their attention from Christmas and New Year to St. Valentine’s Day. English- and Russian-language mass mailings offering video surveillance systems were yet another popular trend in January.

Mobile Malware Evolution: 2013

Feb 24 2014

Mobile Malware Evolution: 2013

The mobile malware sector is growing rapidly both technologically and structurally. It is safe to say that today’s cybercriminal is no longer a lone hacker but part of a serious business operation.

Absolute Computrace Revisited

Feb 12 2014

Absolute Computrace Revisited

The curent report is a return to the problem of security mechanisms implemented in modern anti-theft technologies that reside in firmware and PC BIOS of commonly used laptops and some of desktops.