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Interview with Ivan Kwiatkowski | Kaspersky official blog

Ivan lives in Clermont-Ferrand, in the very center of France. He writes fantasy novels, skydives on occasion, and wants his life to be memorable every day. He’s also a member of the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT), Kaspersky’s group of top experts who uncovered Carbanak, Cozy Bear, Equation and many other threat actors and their sophisticated...

Scammers steal seed phrases to hack cryptowallets | Kaspersky official blog

Scammers will stop at nothing when it comes to stealing cryptocurrency. Some try to sell scarce mining equipment, others lure victims with gifts from cryptoexchanges or Elon Musk himself, or even post screenshots on public platforms with passwords for cryptowallets and collect “fees” from cryptoinvestors enticed by the prospect of a free lunch. Today...

Wells Fargo phishing e-mails | Kaspersky official blog

Scammers often pose as well-known companies: video streaming services, job hunting websites, internet stores and so on. This time, phishers are targeting customers of Wells Fargo, one of the four largest US banks, providing services in more than 40 countries. Counting on the bank’s trustworthiness, the cybercriminals don’t limit themselves to stealing...

How to avoid becoming a ransomware victim a second time

Over the past few years, cybercriminals have attacked small companies, giant factories, cities and even entire countries with ransomware. Attacks of this kind almost always result in significant losses, both financial and reputational, so there is a great temptation to throw all the forces to eliminate the consequences. But it is important not to lose...

Transatlantic Cable Podcast, episode 250 | Kaspersky official blog

Welcome to episode 250 of the Transatlantic Cable. This week, the team look at some of the more ‘interesting’ stories in the cybersecurity world. Kicking things off, the team take a look at a story suggesting that the NFT world is imploding, with the article saying that NFT sales have declined by a whopping 92% from the highs of last year. From there,...

Actively exploited vulnerability in Windows | Kaspersky official blog

On the latest Patch Tuesday (May 10) Microsoft released updates for 74 vulnerabilities. At least one of them is already being actively exploited by attackers. Thus, it’s a good idea to install patches as soon as possible. CVE-2022-26925 – the most dangerous of the addressed vulnerabilities Apparently, the most dangerous vulnerability addressed in...

How Trojans take out paid subscriptions | Kaspersky official blog

Trojan subscribers represent a time-honored method of relieving Android users of their hard-earned cash. They infiltrate a smartphone under the guise of useful apps and secretly subscribe to paid services. More often than not, the subscription itself is genuine, only the user most likely does not need the service. The creators of such Trojans make...

Transatlantic Cable Podcast, episode 249 | Kaspersky official blog

Welcome to episode 249 of the Transatlantic Cable. This week, the team look at some of the more ‘interesting’ stories in the cybersecurity world. To start, Dave and Jeff look at a concerning story regarding REvil – the infamous ransomware gang that was, until recently, thought to be shut down. The story looks at signs that all might not be as it seems...

Kaspersky Safe Kids — what's new in 2022 | Kaspersky official blog

It’s been a while since my last post on new/updated products, so here’s making up for that… Our Kompany mission is to protect any and all citizens of the digital world — anywhere and any-when — against all cyber-evil in all its many flavors, stripes and categories. And that of course includes protection of the world’s most vulnerable internet users...

Transatlantic Cable Podcast, episode 248 | Kaspersky official blog

Welcome to episode 248 of the Transatlantic Cable. In this week’s episode myself and Ahmed look at some of the more unique or interesting stories to come out of the tech / info-sec world. To kick things off, we look at a breaking story about how BAYC (Bored Ape Yacht Club, to you and me) is reeling after a hack on their Instagram account led to the...

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