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Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2019. Statistics

All the statistics used in this report were obtained using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network that works with various anti-malware protection components. The data was collected from KSN users who agreed to provide it. Millions of Kaspersky product users from 203 countries and territories worldwide participate in this global exc
Publish At:2019-12-12 13:05 | Read:160 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Financial malware Malwa

2019: The ransomware tsunami

This has been another record-breaking year for ransomware attacks. The waves of attacks seen in the USA at the start of the year, followed by attacks on public administrations all over Europe, and the latest breaches detected in Spain have all led to ransomware keeping its place on the list of the most important cyberthreats in 2019. And the statistics speak
Publish At:2019-12-12 04:15 | Read:88 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security advanced cybersecurity business Ransomware

Story of the year 2019: Cities under ransomware siege

Ransomware has been targeting the private sector for years now. Overall awareness of the need for security measures is growing, and cybercriminals are increasing the precision of their targeting to locate victims with security breaches in their defense systems. Looking back at the past three years, the share of users targeted with ransomware in the overall
Publish At:2019-12-11 06:05 | Read:226 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Malware Descriptions Ma

Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices

A Colorado company that specializes in providing IT services to dental offices suffered a ransomware attack this week that is disrupting operations for more than 100 dentistry practices, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Multiple sources affected say their IT provider, Englewood, Colo. based Complete Technology Solutions (CTS), was hacked, allowing a potent strai
Publish At:2019-12-07 20:35 | Read:296 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Complete Technology Solutions ransomware Herb Min

7 Ways to Wreck a Cybercrook’s Holidays

’Tis the season for giving and who better to give a giant headache to than the digital scammers working overtime to wreck our holidays? Can we spot and unravel every scam out there? Probably not. But, by taking a few minutes to get equipped to click, we can dodge common traps laid by cybercrooks and wreck their holidays before they get a chance to wreck ours
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:292 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety cybercrime identity theft malware computer sec

Cyberthreats to financial institutions 2020: Overview and predictions

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2019. Advanced threat predictions for 2020 Cybersecurity of connected healthcare 2020: Overview and predictions 5G technology predictions 2020 Corporate security prediction 2020 Key events 2019 Large-scale anti-fraud bypass: Genesis digital fingerprints market uncovered Multi-factor authentication (MFA) and biometric challenges
Publish At:2019-12-03 06:05 | Read:354 | Comments:0 | Tags:Kaspersky Security Bulletin ATM Biometric authentication Cre

Cybersecurity of connected healthcare 2020: Overview and predictions

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2019. Advanced threat predictions for 2020 5G technology predictions 2020 Corporate security prediction 2020 Cyberthreats to financial institutions 2020: Overview and predictions More than two years after the infamous Wannacry ransomware crippled medical facilities and other organizations worldwide, the healthcare sector seems t
Publish At:2019-12-03 06:05 | Read:270 | Comments:0 | Tags:Kaspersky Security Bulletin Malware Statistics Medical threa

Biometric data processing and storage system threats

Initially, digital biometric data processing systems were used primarily by government agencies and special services (police, customs, etc.). However, the rapid evolution of information technology has made biometric systems accessible for ‘civil’ use. They are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives, augmenting and replacing traditional
Publish At:2019-12-02 13:05 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Biometric authentication Data leaks

PureLocker: the unusual ransomware that encrypts servers

In 2019, the resurgence of ransomware is still in full swing. Since the beginning of the year, a veritable litany of companies and organizations have suffered at the hands of this kind of malware: local governments, manufacturers, hospitals, producers, critical infrastructure… While we know who the victims of these ransomware attacks are, more often th
Publish At:2019-11-30 09:15 | Read:162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security advanced cybersecurity Ransomware

National Veterinary Associates catches dose of ransomware

byDanny BradburyRansomware attacks don’t discriminate. They are just as happy targeting those with four legs as those with two.Anonymous sources told cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs this week that National Veterinary Associates (NVA) has fallen victim to a ransomware attack that has affected hundreds of hospitals.NVA describes itself as one of the l
Publish At:2019-11-26 12:35 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Malware Ransomware Security threats cyberattack ma

A week in security (November 18 – 24)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at stalkerware’s legal enforcement problem, announced our cooperation with other security vendors and advocacy groups to launch Coalition Against Stalkerware, published our fall 2019 review of exploit kits, looked at how Deepfake on LinkedIn makes for malign interference campaigns, rounded up our knowledge about the
Publish At:2019-11-25 09:50 | Read:171 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Coalition Against Stalkerware data leaks

110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes across the United States. The ongoing attack is preventing these care centers from accessing crucial patient medical records, and the IT company’s owner says she fears this incident could soon l
Publish At:2019-11-23 03:35 | Read:238 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware The Coming Storm alex holden Hold Security Karen

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:314 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Data theft Electronic P

Ransomware Bites 400 Veterinary Hospitals

National Veterinary Associates (NVA), a California company that owns more than 700 animal care facilities around the globe, is still working to recover from a ransomware attack late last month that affected more than half of those properties, separating many veterinary practices from their patient records, payment systems and practice management software. NV
Publish At:2019-11-19 15:35 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches Ransomware Greg Hartmann Laura Koester Nationa

SMBs lack resources to defend against cyberattacks, plus pay more in the aftermath

Cyberattacks, many have noted, are the fastest growing economic crime not only in the United States, but also around the world. This upward trend has been observed since 2014, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and won’t likely be slowing down anytime soon. Cyberattacks—much like the advancement of technology, the interweaving of digital lives am
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:185 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business cyberattacks malware medium businesses Pricewaterho

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