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Kaspersky Lab signs threat intelligence sharing agreement with INTERPOL

INTERPOL

In a fight against cyber crime, Kaspersky Lab signed a threat intelligence sharing agreement with INTERPOL.

Kaspersky’s experts have regularly cooperated with INTERPOL to share fresh cyber threat discoveries with police in its member countries.

The antivirus and internet security software company participated in a groundbreaking INTERPOL-led cybercrime operation that identified nearly 9,000 botnet command and control (C2) servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals, across the ASEAN region.

Kaspersky Lab has also previously assisted in a global operation coordinated by the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore to disrupt the Simda criminal botnet – a network of over 770,000 infected PCs around the world.

INTERPOL has helped Kaspersky Lab experts to test and improve a free open-source tool that enables quicker and easier cyber threat research.

Anton Shingarev, vice-president for public affairs of Kaspersky Lab, said: “Sharing intelligence is vital in tackling today’s ever-growing threat landscape

Read more at: http://www.softwaretestingnews.co.uk/kaspersky-lab-signs-threat-intelligence-sharing-agreement-interpol/

11 VIDEOS Kaspersky conference 2017: APAC cyber espionage very bad but worst still to come

Kaspersky Lab. The company is now 20 years old, and has evolved a deep threat intelligence and security expertise portfolio of products and services. These fight against ever more intricate and evolving digital threats, and protect 400 million users and 270,000 corporate clients globally, with Kaspersky Lab famously uncovering various nation-state level malware and hacking activities before its competitors.

Just concluded is the company’s 3rd annual APAC Cyber Security Conference, in Thailand, with the company seeking to unravel the truth on the worsening cyber espionage problem against countries, governments, critical infrastructure and companies in the dynamic and turbulent Asia Pacific region.

Once just a plot of fanciful James Bond or certain Bruce Willis movies, among others, cyber espionage has grown so fast and so far, including startlingly sophisticated nation state hacking activities, that cyber espionage is beyond an alarming threat.

Indeed, it has crossed the rubicon between the worlds

Read more at: https://www.itwire.com/security/80351-11-videos-kaspersky-conference-2017-apac-cyber-espionage-very-bad-but-worst-still-to-come.html

11 VIDEOS Kaspersky conference 2017: APAC cyber espionage very bad, but worst still to come

Kaspersky Lab. The company is now 20 years old, and has evolved a deep threat intelligence and security expertise portfolio of products and services. These fight against ever more intricate and evolving digital threats, and protect 400 million users and 270,000 corporate clients globally, with Kaspersky Lab famously uncovering various nation-state level malware and hacking activities before its competitors.

Just concluded is the company’s 3rd annual APAC Cyber Security Conference, in Thailand, with the company seeking to unravel the truth on the worsening cyber espionage problem against countries, governments, critical infrastructure and companies in the dynamic and turbulent Asia Pacific region.

Once just a plot of fanciful James Bond or certain Bruce Willis movies, among others, cyber espionage has grown so fast and so far, including startlingly sophisticated nation-state hacking activities, that cyber espionage is beyond an alarming threat.


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Businesses Hungry for Ransomware Protection for Last 12 Months: Kaspersky

The recent WannaCry and ExPetr epidemics have proven to many businesses the crippling impact of having their files held at ransom by cyber criminals. An astounding 200,000 systems were affected by the WannaCry attack in 150 countries in May, grinding businesses to a halt and incurring staggering costs as companies fought to solve the issue and get back up and running. Awareness of the severity of ransomware is rising, and against this backdrop, an increasing number of businesses are now seeking to maximize their protection with minimum resources. This trend has been brought to light by the fact that 100,000 businesses have downloaded Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool in the last 12 months.

Kaspersky Lab is introducing a new generation of its Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business, which has been developed based on the firm’s 20 years of experience at the frontline in the battle against cyber crime, to continue delivering the latest

Read more at: http://www.dqindia.com/businesses-hungry-for-ransomware-protection-from-last-12-months/

Kaspersky: Cyber battleground to shift to critical infrastructure

Eugene Kaspersky - CEO and founder, Kaspersky Lab (Photo by Chris Player)

Eugene Kaspersky – CEO and founder, Kaspersky Lab (Photo by Chris Player)

National critical infrastructure, such as power, telecommunications and transportation will be the new battleground in the war against cyber crime, according to Kaspersky Lab founder and CEO, Eugene Kaspersky.

During his keynote presentation at the CeBIT business technology conference in Sydney on 23 May, Kaspersky warned that critical infrastructure systems – many of which are based on legacy supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and have IP addresses – are vulnerable because the majority do not have inbuilt cybersecurity features.

The current size of the cybercrime industry is $600 billion per year, according to Kaspersky Lab estimates, which its founder said was 40 per cent of the country’s GDP, or enough to pay all the salaries of all players in the AFL for

Read more at: https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/619737/kaspersky-cyber-battleground-shift-critical-infrastructure/

Kaspersky – Cyber battleground to shift to critical infrastructure

Eugene Kaspersky - CEO and founder, Kaspersky Lab (Photo by Chris Player)

Eugene Kaspersky – CEO and founder, Kaspersky Lab (Photo by Chris Player)

National critical infrastructure, such as power, telecommunications and transportation will be the new battleground in the war against cyber crime, according to Kaspersky Lab founder and CEO, Eugene Kaspersky.

During his keynote presentation at the CeBIT business technology conference in Sydney on 23 May, Kaspersky warned that critical infrastructure systems – many of which are based on legacy supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and have IP addresses – are vulnerable because the majority do not have inbuilt cybersecurity features.

The current size of the cybercrime industry is $600 billion per year, according to Kaspersky Lab estimates, which its founder said was 40 per cent of the country’s GDP, or enough to pay all the salaries of all players in the AFL for

Read more at: https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/619737/kaspersky-cyber-battleground-shift-critical-infrastructure/

Kaspersky Lab Joins Interpol in a Cybercrime Operation Across Asian Nations

Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab has joined the world’s largest police organisation Interpol in a cyber crime operation involving public and private sectors across the Asian region, the company said on Tuesday.

So far, Kaspersky Lab has identified nearly 9,000 botnet command and control servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals.

In the operation, cyber crime investigators from Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam exchanged information on specific cyber crime situations in their respective countries. China also contributed with an additional cyber intelligence report.

Kaspersky Lab joins Interpol-led cybercrime operation across Asean nations

MOSCOW: Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has joined the world’s largest police organisation Interpol in a cybercrime operation involving public and private sectors across the Asean region, the company said on Tuesday.

So far, Kaspersky Lab has identified nearly 9,000 botnet command and control servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals.

In the operation, cybercrime investigators from Asean countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam exchanged information on specific cybercrime situations in their respective countries. China also contributed with an additional cyber intelligence report.

“Public-private sharing is a critical step in fighting cybercrime in the region. But for this operation, access to intelligence and technology has been as important as the experience of learning from each other throughout the process, resulting in better understanding and collaboration between private partners and law enforcement agencies,” said Anton

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/58360723.cms

Cyber-attacks using exploits up by a quarter in 2016, says Kaspersky

Cyber-crime is rising

The number of attacks using flaws in software increased by a quarter, to over 702 million attempts last year, according to a new report by Kaspersky Lab.

In 2016, there were 702,026,084 attempts to launch an exploit, up by 24.54 percent on 2015, according to the report which also showed that 347,966 users were attacked with exploits in 2016, 20.85 percent fewer than in the previous year.

It was also found that the number of corporate users encountering an exploit at least once increased 28.35 percent to reach 690,557, or 15.76 per cent of the total number of users attacked with exploits.

Among the applications exploited most often were browsers, the Windows and Android operating systems and Microsoft Office, with 69.8 percent of users encountering an exploit for one of these applications at least once in 2016. More than 297,000 users worldwide were attacked by unknown exploits.

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/cyber-attacks-using-exploits-up-by-a-quarter-in-2016-says-kaspersky/article/652042/

52 percent cyber crime victims fail to recover the lost money, says Kaspersky Lab

More than half (52 percent) of internet users globally who have lost their money at the hands of cybercriminals have only got some, or none, of their stolen funds back, a new research from Kaspersky Lab revealed on Friday. With the variety and sophistication of online financial threats against consumers growing, losses from online fraud, identity theft and hacking are now running at billions of dollars a year.

With many cases going unreported, the true economic cost is likely to be significantly higher, the Russia-based cybersecurity firm said in a statement. On average, internet users lose $476 per attack and one-in-10 people surveyed said they lost more than $5,000.

“Cybercriminals are continually looking for new ways to exploit and defraud consumers and that’s why it’s important for internet users to be on their guard at all times,” said Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky, Head of the Anti-Malware Research Team at Kaspersky Lab. A large majority

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