Kaspersky Lab

Hackers used Avast's infected CCleaner to attack major tech companies including Microsoft and Intel

The hackers who broke into widely used computer utility software in August also tried to infect machines at <b>Microsoft</b>, <b>Intel</b> and other top technology …

Information Security

House panel delays Kaspersky testimony

A House committee has delayed planned testimony from the CEO of Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.<p>Eugene Kaspersky last week accepted an …

Security

Researchers Link CCleaner Hack to Cyberespionage Group

Experts believe a state-sponsored hacker was behind the attack, which affected 2.2 million people.<p>The recent attack that resulted in 2.2 million users installing infected versions of a popular Windows system optimization tool might have been the work of a sophisticated cyberespionage group with a …

Security

Attackers Take Over WordPress, Joomla, JBoss Servers to Mine Monero

Attacks aimed at delivering cryptocurrency mining tools on enterprise networks have gone up as much as six times, according to telemetry data …

Cryptocurrency

Kaspersky Lab Debate: Put Up or Shut Up

Kaspersky Lab Debate: Put Up or Shut Up Show Your Cards, or Fold, Cybersecurity Professionals Tell FBI Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • September …

Cybersecurity

Kaspersky Lab secures contract with Brazilian Armed Forces | ZDNet

The Russian firm won a tender to supply cybersecurity tools to the three military organizations in the Latin American country.<p>Kaspersky Lab has won a …

Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks cost U.S. enterprises $1.3 million on average in 2017

In 2017, the average cost of a data breach in North America is $1.3 million for enterprises and $117 million for small and medium-sized businesses …

Cybersecurity

Car Makers Haven’t Learned, Part 2: Same App Security Issues, 6 Months Hence

In a second part of its security analysis of carmakers mobile application, Kaspersky found that not only did the carmakers not fix previously …

Information Security

Data Feed for September 21, 2017

TV Revenue Drop: TV ad revenues in the US are projected to slip in 2017. According to estimates from SNL Kagan, the traditional media format will …

Security

Is that computer security company loyal to you, or collaborating with the government?

The Trump administration's ban on the use of a Russian cybersecurity firm's software is heightening suspicion worldwide that private internet firms …

Cybersecurity

How to justify an information security budget?

What makes companies leave their IT systems exposed, without strong protection? Over the past 20 years on the information security market, our …

Cybersecurity

A Modern Hypervisor as a Basis for a Sandbox

Antivirus Technologies Security technology Targeted Attacks Virtualization<p>In the field of information security, sandboxes are used to isolate an …

Security

Cryptocurrency miners increasingly use CPU mining tools

Cryptocurrency miners have increased their use of mining tools that utilize coin central processing unit (CPU) mining tools, and to a lesser extent …

Cryptocurrency

The U.S. Government's Kaspersky Ban Sets an Ugly Precedent

Introducing national borders to the cybersecurity industry will end up making us less safe.<p>Is the U.S. government's ban on the products of Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-headquartered global cybersecurity company founded by Russians, a reasonable precaution or brazen protectionism? It's possible to …

Business

Report: Average enterprise data breach cost rises to $1.3M

The average cost of a data breach for enterprise organizations in North America is $1.3 million, and $117,000 for SMBs, according to a new report …

Cybersecurity

Senate Votes to Buy More Military Planes Than Pentagon Requested

The Senate today voted, 89-8, to pass a $700 billion national security measure that would permit $60 billion of war spending, exceed President Donald …

Security

Targeted Attack Uses Word Docs to Collect Info about Installed Software

So why would attackers need this type of information? Kaspersky Lab’s Alexander Liskin, Anton Ivanov, and Andrey Kryukov explain:<p>“What did the bad …

Security

Cybercriminals Are Using Big Name Apps To Target Unwitting Consumers

Cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to lure us into doing things that give them access to our online identity. The past month has been …

Security

Senate passes defense bill leaving several controversial policies unresolved

Senators voted 89 to 8 to pass the nearly $700 billion bill, which authorizes support for Pentagon programs and combat operations at home and abroad. …

U.S. Congress

Malware-Infected CCleaner Installer Distributed to Users Via Official Servers for a Month

A backdoored installer was put onto the company's official servers, and millions of people likely downloaded it.<p>Hackers have managed to embed malware into the installer of CCleaner, a popular Windows system optimization tool with over 2 billion downloads to date. The rogue package was distributed …

Malware

U.S. Senate votes to oust Russian security software vendor Kaspersky from federal use

Following a directive from the Department of Homeland Security last week banning the use of Kaspersky Lab security software in the executive branch, the U.S. Senate has followed suit. On Monday, the Senate passed an amendment against Kaspersky Lab pushed forward by New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne …

Security

U.S. Senate votes to ban Kaspersky Lab software from government networks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, citing concerns the company may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk.<p>The vote is the latest in a series of setbacks in …

Cybersecurity

The Limits of Antivirus Software

Most people think of antivirus software as a solid line of defense for their work and home networks. But it may not be providing as much protection as they think, security experts say.<p>Not only have hackers gotten better at getting around such programs, in rare cases they have even used antivirus …

Cybersecurity

Security News This Week: Feds Give Kaspersky Security Products the Boot

Apple finally announced the iPhone X this week, complete with a facial recognition system that Apple calls FaceID. Preliminary impressions are that …

Security

Editorial: From Russia with . . .

<i>“The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”</i><b> —</b> Vladimir Ilyich LeninSurely Lenin would have had a good laugh over the fact …

Security

Symantec: A Blow To The Bearish Thesis

Symantec just made a deft move to ease the burden on Norton and the consumer security division.<p>Positive black-swan events deliver after developments …

Business

Kaspersky CEO to testify before House

<i>With help from Cory Bennett, Martin Matishak and Tim Starks</i><p><b>WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED —</b> Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab is drawing renewed interest from Capitol Hill in the wake of the Department of Homeland Security decision to ban the cyber firm’s products from government networks. The Senate’s annual …

Cybersecurity

Russia-Based Kaspersky Has Security Products Banned at US Agencies

Today’s topics include a Department of Homeland Security ban on federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab security products; Google’s alleged …

Enterprise Tech

DHS banned Kaspersky software from all government systems

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has directed that every government agency must remove any and all Kaspersky software from their systems …

Security

The hidden danger of cryptocurrency mining in the enterprise

New research has revealed that cryptocurrency mining software has already infected at least 1.65 million endpoints this year. Should the enterprise …

Cryptocurrency