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North Korea Tries to Make Hacking a Profit Center

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s state-sponsored hackers are increasingly going after money rather than secrets, according to a report published on Thursday by a South Korean government-backed institute.<p>Cybersecurity experts have noticed a shift in the hacking attacks they suspected were mounted …

North Korea

The Lazy Habits of Phishing Attackers

Most hackers who phish accounts do little to hide their tracks or even mine all of the data they can from phished accounts, mostly because they can …

Information Security

Should you stay awake at night worrying about hackers on the grid?

<b>Analysis</b> The energy sector across multiple Western countries is under intensified assault by hackers. Security experts warn that industrial systems …

Cybersecurity

3 best free anti-virus software to protect your computer

With news this week of the “FruitFly 2” malware – which can remotely take control of a Mac’s webcam, mouse, or keyboards – and recurring ransomware attacks on PCs, free antivirus software can be a godsend.<p>So, what should an antivirus program do? Getting rid of existing malware is just the …

Anti-Virus Software

North Korea’s Army of Hackers Has a New Target: Bank Accounts

Emphasis on finances represents a significant shift from Pyongyang’s prior patterns of attack<p>By<p>Timothy W. Martin<p>Timothy W. Martin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@timothywmartin<p>Google+<p>Timothy.Martin@wsj.com<p>SEOUL—North Korea’s cyberarmy has splintered into multiple groups and is unleashing …

North Korea

You can soon get one of the best antivirus tools for your computer for free

Kaspersky Lab, one of the leading providers of antivirus software, announced on Tuesday that it plans to offer a computer-protecting service for free.<p>The service, Kaspersky Free, includes antivirus scanning and protection for your files, emails, and web usage, as well as automatic updates and a …

Security

Creators Of SambaCry Linux Malware Also Have A Windows Backdoor Program

Last month, a group of attackers exploited a vulnerability in the Samba file-sharing software to hack into Linux systems and install malware. The same group is now targeting Windows systems with a new backdoor program.<p>The newly discovered malicious program has been dubbed CowerSnail by researchers …

Linux

Kaspersky now offers a free antivirus for PC, but do you need it?

Security software firm Kaspersky has just launched a free antivirus for PC users, promising total protection for your files and oversight of your web traffic for malicious activity. The company says it’s happy to offer its service at no charge for those who can’t afford the $50 fee for its paid …

Security

Kaspersky Lab hands out free anti-virus | ZDNet

In a bid to 'secure the whole world', the Russian security firm is offering up free anti-virus protection globally.<p>Kaspersky Lab has announced that …

Security

What’s next in Congress for the Pentagon Kaspersky Lab ban

<i>With help from Eric Geller and Martin Matishak</i><p><b>KASPERSKY BAN MAY MAKE FINAL DEFENSE POLICY BILL —</b> While it could be months before House and Senate lawmakers agree on a final defense policy bill, they are expressing confidence that the finished measure will contain some form of an amendment to bar …

Cybersecurity

Kaspersky Lab releases free antivirus software

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has launched its free version of antivirus software ‘Kaspersky Free’ to “secure the whole world”, a media …

Security

Global ransomware attacks on the rise: Europol

Global ransomware attacks soared by over 11 percent in the 12 months to March, Europol reported Tuesday, but specialist tools developed with its …

Cybersecurity

No more ransomware: How one website is stopping the crypto-locking crooks in their tracks | ZDNet

No More Ransom launched a year ago: here's the story of how cybersecurity firms and law enforcement are working together to bring down …

Cybersecurity

Russia’s Kaspersky Lab launches free antivirus software globally

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday announced it was rolling out a free version of its antivirus software across the globe, a product launch that comes amid mounting suspicion in the United States that the cyber firm is vulnerable to Russian government influence.<p>Kaspersky …

Technology

KL AV for Free. Secure the Whole World Will Be. | Nota Bene

Hi folks!<p>I’ve some fantastic, earth-shattering-saving news: we’re announcing the global launch of <b>Kaspersky Free</b>, which, as you may have guessed by …

Anti-Virus Software

What’s Next From Apple? Bio-Chip Implants?

After surveying the personal computer field over the past 40 years, back to when Apple launched the PC industry, I think I have a handle on where the …

Apple

Local Governments Still Using Russian Security Software Despite Federal Warning

Numerous U.S. local and state governments are still using security software from the Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab despite the federal government’s warnings to its own agencies against buying from the company due to cyberespionage concerns, <i>The Washington Post</i> reported. This month, the General Services …

Security

Local governments keep using this software — but it might be a back door for Russia

Local and state government agencies from Oregon to Connecticut say they are using a Russian brand of security software despite the federal government’s instructions to its own agencies not to buy the software over concerns about cyberespionage, records and interviews show.<p>The federal agency in …

Cybersecurity

Motivation Mystery Behind WannaCry, ExPetr

If two is a coincidence and three is a trend, maybe we’re not quite there yet in officially calling WannaCry and ExPetr a new movement among APT …

Security

Yes, It's Safe to Use Kaspersky Antivirus Software

Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab has been in the news a lot lately, and not in a good way. The U.S. Congress may ban Kaspersky products from the …

Cybersecurity

Moscow's cyber-defense

Kirill (whose name has been changed at his request) first got interested in hacking websites when he was 13, in the early 2000s. Back then, his …

Security

Publication of NukeBot trojan's source code leads to new 'operational' samples

But who is responsible for them?<p>| July 20, 20172:48 am | Filed under: Malware 0<p>New "operational" samples of the NukeBot banking trojan have emerged …

Security

Kaspersky Free is the anti-virus no one probably asked for - SlashGear

It’s 2017 and we are still under constant threat from viruses, even biological ones. In fact, malware has taken on an even darker tone, including …

Security

Modified Versions of Nukebot in Wild Since Source Code Leak

Some opportunistic criminals have put the leaked source code for the Nukebot banking Trojan to use, targeting banks in the United States and France …

Information Security

Britain's cyber security center says has never certified Kaspersky products

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's National Cyber Security Centre said on Tuesday it had never certified products from Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab.<p>"The NCSC certifies products through a range of initiatives, and vendors apply to have their products certified via one of our accredited lab …

Security

One in Four Employees Hide Security Incidents

I’ve written a lot over the years about the ways employees contribute to an organization’s cybersecurity failings. We’ve seen <b>insider threats</b>, both …

Cybersecurity

Insurers claim cyber calamities could cost more Hurricane Sandy

<b>Analysis</b> A study aiming to raise the profile of cyber insurance claims that cloud outages and ransomware outbreaks on the WannaCry scale could cost …

Cybersecurity

Ransomware attacks highlight the importance of eliminating network blind spots

<b>By Sanjai Gangadharan</b><p>A wave of ransomware swept across Europe at an incredibly rapid clip on Tuesday, grinding business to a halt at banks, airports, …

Information Security

Russian Cyber Firm Kaspersky Aches Amid Strained U.S. Relations

When it comes to the business of security, provenance matters.<p>For years, the United States has effectively banned the Chinese tech giant Huawei from …

News (U.S.)

India’s growing economy and digital push is getting the attention of hackers: Experts

India’s growing economy and digital push have caught the attention of hackers and an increasing wave of cyber attacks could soon badly impact the …

Cybersecurity