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The Internet threat alert status is currently normal. At present, no major epidemics or other serious incidents have been recorded by Kaspersky Lab’s monitoring service. Internet threat level: 1
April 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.

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.

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.

March 2014

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.

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.

February 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.

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.

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.