Kaspersky Lab announces that its Industrial CyberSecurity Platform has won this year’s World Leading Internet Scientific and Technological Achievement Award at the 3rd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China this week.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks fell more than 40 percent to 97,700 attacks in the third quarter of the year, according to Nexusguard’s “Q3 2016 APAC Threat Report.” Nexusguard, the worldwide leader in DDoS security solutions, analyzes a network of vulnerable devices for new cyberthreats across national and organizational boundaries. The company scans attack data for trends in vectors, duration, sources and other characteristics to inform organizations across industries of the latest methods. Nexusguard’s quarterly reports arm security professionals with the latest internet security information to help them anticipate threats to their networks.
The number of Internet users that encountered encrypting ransomware more than doubled in Q3 2016, reaching 821 865 people, according to the Kaspersky Lab quarterly IT threat evolution report. The number of people attacked has now risen for the third quarter in the row.
Research from Kaspersky Lab shows that the debate over whether ransomware victims should pay up could be redundant because large numbers don’t actually get their files back even if they have paid the cyber criminals.
Kaspersky Lab has announced a new partnership with TÜV Rheinland to enhance the cyber resilience of the transportation industry, particularly in the field of railway cybersecurity. Under the framework cooperation agreement, Kaspersky Lab will contribute security assessment, intelligence reporting and penetration testing services to the wide range of services and solutions offered by the world’s leading Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) and certification body.
Investigation Tracks Hospital Ransomware Payments Through Bitcoin Accounts; Ransomware, Mobile, and Macro Malware Threats Surge in Q2 2016