Italian government to cease using Russian anti-virus software
Officials say the move is just a precaution and is not based on any security breach.
Italy's government is poised to curb the use of Russian anti-virus software in the public sector in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. They fear Moscow could hijack the programs to hack key websites, offi... Read more
German security watchdog BSI urges public to stop using Kaspersky
German cybersecurity watchdog BSI calls on the German public to stop using Kaspersky's antivirus software. According to BSI, the software puts Germany at risk of Russian cyberattacks.
BSI claims that Kaspersky Antivirus is suited for carrying out large-scale cyberattacks. BSI fears that Russian ... Read more
Dutch government bans Kaspersky software without evidence of abuse
The Dutch government continues to ban Kaspersky's antivirus software despite a lack of evidence for alleged sabotage and espionage.
In 2018, Kaspersky was investigated on behalf of the former administration of the Netherlands. The government feared that Kaspersky was complicit in espionage and s... Read more
Kaspersky Password Manager has been making passwords that can be easily brute-forced
If you are in the business of generating passwords, you’d probably use an alternative source of entropy, other than the current time. However, for a long time, Kaspersky Password Manager has been doing just that.
In a blog post that caps off a saga that began two years ago, Ledger Donjon head ... Read more
‘Over half of ransomware victims pay the ransom’
More than half of users who fall victim to ransomware decide to pay the ransom. However, only around a quarter of all victims actually manage to recover their lost files.
This is shown in research by security company Kaspersky. The company asked 15,000 people around the world about their experie... Read more
New ‘Ghimob’ Android Trojan can spy on 153 mobile apps
Security experts have discovered a new malware that can spy and obtain data from 153 Android applications.
According to the report released on Monday by security firm Kaspersky, Ghimob (an Android banking Trojan) is believed to have been developed by the same group that developed Guildma (Astaro... Read more
Hackers are using old techniques with a twist to great effect
Being a cybercriminal means being creative and coming up with new ways to breach a network. Usually, some innovation allows the breach of a system. However, while some of the actors out there are working on new ways to get into networks, others use time-tested methods.
In a new report by K... Read more
Hackers stole data for years using backdoors in Google Play apps
Hackers used a backdoor in Google Play for years to steal sensitive data. Researchers from security firm Kaspersky Labs published these results.
Kaspersky's research team discovered at least eight Google Play apps with backdoors dating back to 2018. Based on archive research, the resea... Read more
‘Free’ movies popular as a phishing and malware tool
'Click here to see Joker for free', that's how users recently have been tempted to click on a link. They are then directed to a website where they have to fill in a lot of personal information before they can download a strange file. After that, they don't get the movie, but they do get a whole bun... Read more
Windows vulnerability abused to launch targeted attack
A new zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2019-1458) in Windows, discovered by antivirus company Kaspersky, has been used during the cyber attack Operation WizardOpium. With this vulnerability, malicious parties can bypass the security mechanisms in Google Chrome.
Kaspersky's exploit prevention encounte... Read more