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International study shows that people and organisations don’t fully trust anyone when it comes to their online data

From cybercriminals to their own government, employers and even family, people worry about who could access their online life

A new study of mid-size businesses and consumers reveals that many are confused and lack trust when it comes to the privacy and security of their online data and behaviour. The research, which covered six countries in Europe and North America, found that people worry that hackers, their own and…

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Kaspersky Lab: Mobile Advertising Trojans Exploiting Super-User Rights Became the Top Mobile Malware Threat in 2016

These Trojans are capable of seizing rooting rights, allowing the malware to not only aggressively display ads on the infected device, often making it impossible to use, but also to secretly install other applications

2016 saw a near-threefold rise in mobile malware detections compared to 2015 – with a total of 8.5 million malicious installations identified. This means that, in the space of just one year, a volume equivalent to 50% of all the malware detected in the previous 11 years (15.77 million in…

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No More Ransom: Law Enforcement and IT Security Companies Join Forces to Fight Ransomware

A new tool containing 160.000+ keys will help victims to retrieve their data

The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) have joined forces to launch an initiative called No More Ransom, a new step in the cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together. No More Ransom (www.NoMoreRansom.org) is a new online portal aimed at informing…

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Mobile Devices Become a New Target for Spam and Malware Attacks

“Nigerian” fraud used the Ukrainian political situation, the Syrian civil war, the election in Nigeria and the earthquake in Nepal to exploit the kindness and empathy of recipients

According to the latest Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin  (www.Kaspersky.co.za), the volume of spam emails in 2015 decreased to 55.28% of overall email traffic – a fall of 11.48% on the previous year. The significant slump in spam emails can be attributed to the increasing popularity of legal advertising platforms on…