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Financial Cyberthreats in 2019

Methodology Financial cyberthreats are malicious programs that target users of services such as online banking, e-money, and cryptocurrency, or that attempt to gain access to financial organizations and their infrastructure. These threats are usually accompanied by spam and phishing activities, with malicious users creating fake financial-themed pages and em
Publish At:2020-04-16 07:00 | Read:641 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Apple MacOS ATM Electronic Payments Fi

Black Friday Alert 2019: Net Shopping Bag of Threats

Every year, Kaspersky releases an annual Black Friday alert to highlight how fraudsters may capitalize on increased levels of online shopping at this time of year when many brands are offering their customers appealing discounts. In the rush to get a big discount or, even more panic-inducing, a limited time offer, many shoppers lose all sense of vigilance. C
Publish At:2019-11-22 18:05 | Read:861 | Comments:0 | Tags:Publications Electronic Payments Malware Statistics Phishing

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2019. Advanced threat predictions for 2020

Nothing is more difficult than making predictions. Rather than trying to gaze into a crystal ball, we will be making educated guesses based on what has happened during the last 12 months, to see where we can see trends that might be exploited in the near future. This is what we think might happen in the coming months, based on the knowledge of experts in thi
Publish At:2019-11-20 06:05 | Read:1298 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Data theft Electronic P

The cake is a lie! Uncovering the secret world of malware-like cheats in video games

In 2018, the video game industry became one of the most lucrative in the world, generating $43.4 billion in revenue within the United States alone. When we consider that video game licenses are only a fraction of the total market, it becomes clear just how important the industry is compared to the movie and music industries, for example. Moreover, conservati
Publish At:2019-11-12 01:05 | Read:1066 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Electronic Payments Fraud Online Games

Holiday 2016 financial cyberthreats overview

Introduction Last November we conducted a brief analysis of the threat landscape over the holiday period – from October to December in 2014 and 2015 – to find out if the number of financial cyberattacks during this time differs to that usually seen throughout the year. The retrospective analysis found that the percentage of phishing attacks durin
Publish At:2017-01-11 13:20 | Read:4789 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications Electronic Payments Financial

Loop of Confidence

With the arrival of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay in Russia, many are wondering just how secure these payment systems are, and how popular they are likely to become. A number of experts have commented on this, basing their opinions on the common stereotypes of Android being insecure and the attacks which currently take place on wireless payments. In our opinion
Publish At:2016-11-12 08:35 | Read:4237 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Research Apple Credit Cards Electronic Payments NFC Sec

Understanding the operations of a scam

Currently, in Sweden, we're facing a big issue with scammers trying to buy items for sale on various auction websites, but when you initiate contact with the potential buyer things get nasty and you might lose money. This is nothing new, and most of the auction websites have written about this to inform their users, but they do not explain in detail how
Publish At:2015-03-09 08:05 | Read:4079 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Research Electronic Payments Fraud Paypal Phishing Scam

Attacks against Boletos

Introduction José is a very suspicious person. He never uses internet banking services or buys anything using a credit card. Indeed, he doesn't even have one. He doesn't trust any of these modern technologies in the slightest. He's well aware of all the risks that exist online, so José prefers to keep his life offline.  However, not even t
Publish At:2014-09-26 16:10 | Read:6865 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications Boleto Browser Plugins Electr

Thefts in Remote Banking Systems: Incident Investigations

More and more companies are asking Kaspersky Lab to carry out detailed investigations of malware-related IT security incidents affecting their business. In this article, we will describe a typical cybercriminal attack aiming at stealing corporate financial assets from a remote banking system. Description of the Incident An organization recently asked K
Publish At:2014-09-12 00:10 | Read:7861 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications Backdoor Electronic Payments

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