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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

Sep 09 2013

Filling a BlackHole

An analysis of the process through which computers are infected using the BlackHole exploit pack and discussion of mechanisms providing protection against Java exploits.

Aug 08 2011

Monthly Malware Statistics: July 2011

The experts at Kaspersky Lab present their monthly report about malicious activity on users’ computers and on the Internet.

Jul 06 2011

Monthly Malware Statistics, June 2011

The following statistics were compiled in June using data from computers running Kaspersky Lab products: 249,345,057 network attacks blocked.

Apr 05 2011

Monthly Malware Statistics, March 2011

The following statistics were compiled in March using data from computers running Kaspersky Lab products: 241,151,171 network attacks blocked

Mar 03 2011

Monthly Malware Statistics, February 2011

The following statistics were compiled in February using data from computers running Kaspersky Lab products

Feb 03 2011

Monthly Malware Statistics, January 2011

The majority of malware will attempt to conceal its presence on users’ computers and function without the users’ knowledge, especially the more sophisticated types.

Jan 03 2011

Monthly Malware Statistics, December 2010

The tactics used by the cybercriminals remained the same. Surfing the web is still a dangerous pastime, while social engineering is routinely used to entice users into opening malicious links or downloading malicious or fraudulent programs.

Dec 02 2010

Monthly Malware Statistics, November 2010

By far the biggest threat to users this month was drive-by downloads. This type of attack can result in users’ computers being infected even when visiting legitimate sites.

Nov 03 2010

Monthly Malware Statistics, October 2010

Overall, October was relatively quiet, although there were a few incidents worthy of note. Virus.Win32.Murofet, which infected a large number of PE files, was detected at the beginning of the month.

Oct 12 2010

Cybercrime Raiders

The security was tight enough, but the raider knew exactly where the weak point in the system was. He had undergone special training to help him slip unnoticed through loopholes like these and infiltrate the network.

Oct 05 2010

Monthly Malware Statistics, September 2010

There are relatively few new malicious programs in either ranking. It is, however, worth highlighting a new ‘bundle’: Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Sality.cx which installs Virus.Win32.Sality.bh to an infected computer.

Sep 01 2010

Monthly Malware Statistics: August 2010

In August, there was a significant increase in exploits of the CVE-2010-2568 vulnerability.