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Romantic Phishing is on the Rise – How Not to Lose Your Money While Losing Your Heart

Phishing is one of the most popular and easiest social engineering techniques to exploit online users

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com) experts have detected a sharp increase in phishing activities from criminals offering users various romantic goods on the eve of St. Valentine’s Day. The total number of user attempts to visit fraudulent websites with a romantic theme that were detected and blocked during the first half of…

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From geeky tech to popular payment method: Kaspersky Lab finds one-in-ten people now use cryptocurrency

However, cybercriminals are also embracing this trend by targeting cryptocurrency exchanges and modifying old threats to attack investors

Cryptocurrency, often associated with ‘geeks’ or those looking to raise cash quickly, has turned into a popular payment method. According to a recent report from Kaspersky Lab (https://bit.ly/2Spbz7T), one-in-ten people (13%) have now used it to make a purchase. However, cybercriminals are also embracing this trend by targeting cryptocurrency exchanges and modifying old…

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Kaspersky Lab shares Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) 2018 Financial Insights and Predictions for 2019

Kaspersky Lab recorded a 4-fold increase in cryptomining attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region from 3.5 million in 2017 to 13 million in 2018

The past year has been extremely eventful in terms of the digital threats faced by financial institutions: cybercrime groups have used new infiltration techniques, and the geography of attacks has become more extensive. According to the KSN statistics by Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com), the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region…

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ShadowPad: How Attackers hide Backdoor in Software used by Hundreds of Large Companies around the World

ShadowPad is one of the largest known supply-chain attacks

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world. When activated, the backdoor allows attackers to download further malicious modules or steal data. Kaspersky Lab has alerted NetSarang, the vendor of the affected software, and…