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Kaspersky Lab offers free tool to double check security

Even with more dangerous forms of malware created by cybercriminals every day, many computer users are still not alarmed enough to secure and protect the data stored in their personal computers.

This prompted Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, to come up with a free scanning tool called Kaspersky Security Scan.
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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab, Technology

 

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“Madi” Cyber-Espionage Campaign in Middle East uncovered

A cyber-espionage campaign dubbed as “Madi” targeting victims in Iran, Israel, and Afghanistan has been uncovered in a joint-investigation of Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions with Seculert, an advanced threat detection company.

Madi’s purpose is to infiltrate computer networks in Middle Eastern engineering firms, government agencies, financial houses, and academic institutions. This is done by injecting a malicious Trojan spyware that steals a number of sensitive files from Windows computers, monitors sensitive communications such as email and instant messages, record audio, log keystrokes, and take screenshots of victims’ activities.

Photos below show some of the attractive images, confusing and religious themes embodied in PowerPoint Slide Shows containing the embedded Madi Trojan downloaders:

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Posted by on August 2, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab, Technology

 

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Kaspersky Lab warns of Global Cyber Warfare, seeks Rules of Engagement

The recent discovery of the malware called Flame as well as past incidences of cyber weapons Stuxnet and Duqu are ushering a new period of global conflict that is secretive, precise and destructive, according to Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive officer of leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions Kaspersky Lab.

In his blog, Kaspersky said to help contain the threat, there should be a global understanding among nations to manage these so-called cyber weapons.

“The international community has to try to reach an agreement governing the development, application and proliferation of these cyber weapons,” Kaspersky said.
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Posted by on July 12, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab, Technology

 

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Securing the Virtualized Environment

To help ensure that Philippine businesses can harness the full benefits of virtualization and “Be Ready for What’s Next”, Kaspersky Lab recently unveiled Kaspersky Security for Virtualization, the latest enterprise security product from the anti-virus company.
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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab, Technology

 

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Kaspersky finds powerful cyber weapon called “FLAME”

Last May 28, Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announced that it has discovered a powerful and highly complex malicious software that is being used as a cyber weapon to attack certain countries.

The new malware called “Flame,” short for Worm.Win32.Flame, steals top secret information such as emails, audio recordings, photos, documents, messages, and discussions from infected computers. The captured information is sent to a network of command-and-control servers located in many different parts of the world.

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Posted by on June 1, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab, Ovum, Technology

 

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ITU Teams Up with Kaspersky Lab for ITU Telecom World 2012

Kaspersky Lab is pleased to announce its collaboration with ITU (the International Telecommunication Union), the United Nations agency for information and communication technology, to co-develop key components of the ITU Telecom World 2012 debate agenda.

Kaspersky Lab, one of the fastest growing IT security companies worldwide, which has a longstanding relationship with ITU and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), will contribute to the agenda for high level discussions on cybersecurity at the event’s leadership summit. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab

 

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Filipino students win top prizes in Kaspersky Lab’s student conference on cybercrime in Hong Kong

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announced that students from the Philippines bested 12 other finalists from various countries in the recently concluded regional preliminary round of the Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific and Middle East, Africa (MEA) Cup2012, an annual event that brings together students and young professionals from around the world in a collaborative environment to present and discuss issues relating to cybercrime.

The research papers presented by team leaders 21-year old Joshua Arvin Lat and 19-year old Ranyel Bryan Maliwanag won the first and second prizes, respectively, at the conference held on March 14 to 16 at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), a leading university in Asia in professional education and research.
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab

 

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First SMS Trojan detected for smartphones running Android

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, discloses that the first malicious program classified as a Trojan-SMS has been detected for smartphones running on Google’s Android operating system. Named Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a, it has already infected a number of mobile devices.

The new malicious program penetrates smartphones running Android in the guise of a harmless media player application. Users are prompted to install a file of just over 13 KB with the standard Android extension .APK. Once installed on the phone, the Trojan uses the system to begin sending SMSs to premium rate numbers without the owner’s knowledge or consent, resulting in money passing from a user’s account to that of the cybercriminals.
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Posted by on August 24, 2010 in Kaspersky Lab

 

Kido worm, Sality virus top June 2010 malware statistics, Kaspersky Lab says

The Kido worm and Sality virus continue to top the list of the most malicious malware for the month of June this year, according to a report by Internet security software company Kaspersky Lab.

Both Kido and Sality and their variants have been topping the list since the start of the year, having infected a total of at least 1 million PCs per month. However, the list almost did not change from the previous month.
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Posted by on July 23, 2010 in Kaspersky Lab