The share of spam in email traffic for the third quarter of 2014 was 66.9%, which is 1.7 percentage points less than in the last quarter. The topics of spam in the third quarter strongly reflected major news events such as political developments in Ukraine, the leak of network passwords from major mail services.
A long time has passed since we published our analysis of threats for home network devices. Since then, the situation has significantly changed - alas, not for the better.
Our homes today look more like small offices. We have tons of different devices connected to our network, everything from storage devices and network equipment to wireless network printers.
A sophisticated group known as Regin has targeted high-profile entities around the world. Regin is one of the most sophisticated attack platforms we have ever analysed. The ability to penetrate and monitor GSM networks is the most unusual aspect of these operations.
Another ransomware has been spotted in the wild lately, branded as 'CoinVault'.
This year's 17th Association of anti-Virus Asia Researchers international conference, "AVAR 2014" came back to Sydney, Australia with the theme "Security Down-Under".
It took some time but they're finally here – Brazilian cybercriminals have started to target their attacks towards mobile banking users.
Kaspersky Lab products detected and neutralized a total of 1,325,106,041 threats in the third quarter of 2014. Our solutions blocked 696,977 attacks that attempted to launch malware capable of stealing money from online banking accounts. Were detected 74,489 new malicious mobile programs, including 7010 mobile banking Trojans.
The recent shutdown of SilkRoad 2.0 was just a small part of the events affecting the Tor network that unfolded last week.
We collected Stuxnet files for two years. After analyzing more than 2,000 of these files, we were able to identify the organizations that were the first victims of the worm's different variants in 2009 and 2010. Perhaps an analysis of their activity can explain why they became "patients zero" (the original, or zero, victims).