Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky reveals an alarming trend observed in the pharmaceutical industry – a year-on-year steady increase on the number of devices being attacked by cybercriminals. #KasperskyLab
Kaspersky reveals that attempts to direct its users to phishing websites during the first half of 2019 was highest in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Many companies permit the use of personal devices for business purposes – from business calls made on personal phones to corporate network connections on home laptops. Such a state of affairs is generally beneficial, however, especially in small companies: The employee is already familiar with the device, and the company saves money. The downside, however, is that the practice creates additional cyber risks for the business.
The Philippines rounds off the top five in the cybersecurity company’s global list, namely: Algeria (44.1%), Nepal (43%), Albania (40.1%), and Djibouti (37.9%).
Financial malware, commonly identified as banking Trojans, is aimed at stealing finances and financial data, as well as providing threat actors with access to users’ and financial organizations’ assets and machines. Such threats have always occupied a significant part of a threat landscape, as finance is the most common motivation for cybercriminals and fraudsters.
Recent data from Kaspersky Lab show that close to 32 million internet-borne threats were detected and blocked by Kaspersky Lab among its users in the Philippines in 2018 setting out a growth of over 200 percent from 2017. #KasperskyLab
In an era where nine out of ten (89.3%) people go online several times a day, the internet has become essential for modern living. This has created a tremendous challenge for users to keep all their personal details under control. #KasperskyLab
Cybercriminals are actively using new episodes of popular TV shows to distribute malware, research by Kaspersky Lab has found. Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead,
The number of users attacked by malware out to steal premium access login data to popular adult websites more than doubled in a year, rising from around 50,000 users in 2017 to 110,000 users in 2018. In all, more than 850,000 attacks were detected.