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Banking Trojans
Kaspersky researchers reveal QakBot, a powerful banking Trojan
September 2021
“QakBot is unlikely to stop its activity anytime soon. This malware continuously receives updates and the threat actors behind it keep adding new capabilities and updating its modules."
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Whatsapp
Kaspersky uncovers malicious version of Whatsapp mod
August 2021
"We’ve seen how cybercriminals are spreading malicious files through the ad blocks in such apps, and it’s putting the users at risk."
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Linux
Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security enhances protection for Linux and delivers security management as a service
August 2021
Dedicated protection for Linux servers is essential, no matter if they are on-premise or in the cloud.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky achieves champion status once more in Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix
August 2021
Kaspersky has achieved champion status for the second consecutive year in the 2021 Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix by Canalys.
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Cloud
DDoS attacks plateau in second quarter - Kaspersky
August 2021
Scammers have been looking for ways to amplify DDoS attacks.
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Olympic Games
Ready, set, scam: Cybercriminals targeting Olympic Games fans
July 2021
Olympic-related phishing websites are designed to steal users credentials.
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Online dating
Online dating users doxed as personal data exposed
July 2021
"You might find the love of your life online but unfortunately, there are also bots and fraudsters looking for prey on dating platforms."online
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Password manager
Kaspersky Password Manager could be 'bruteforced in seconds'
July 2021
As people and enterprises put their trust in password managers to secure their accounts, even well-built password managers can be fatally flawed.
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Deepfakes
Research finds millennials and boomers fear deepfakes and biometrics most of future tech
July 2021
Research from Kaspersky finds millennials and boomers are wary of future technologies.
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Stalkerware
Threats of stalking and doxing still loom on dating apps
July 2021
While dating apps have become safer, they still pose significant risk to users, leaving them vulnerable to threats including cyberstalking and doxing. 
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Software Update
Employees fail to update devices, security vulnerabilities increase
June 2021
Kaspersky's study shows that some staff members are reluctant to update their work devices, meaning that there are vulnerable computers, laptops and smartphones in the corporate network.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky's VR simulation game allows executives to work as IT security specialists
June 2021
Kaspersky has created a VR game where executives can work as information security specialists, giving them a better understanding of cybersecurity.
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Ransomware
2020 most productive year for Ransomware 2.0
May 2021
"2020 was the most productive year for ransomware families who moved from hostaging data to exfiltrating data, coupled with blackmailing."
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Software Update
Kaspersky finds 1 in 5 employees pretend their devices are updating to avoid work calls
May 2021
Kaspersky finds that 21% of employees surveyed say they have pretended their devices were installing updates to avoid attending a call or meeting.
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Cloud
Ransomware attackers bolder than ever
May 2021
"When you dig into this underworld, you have to expect that it has many faces."
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Microsoft
Security at risk as PC users continue to use end-of-life Windows 7
May 2021
"Updating your OS is an essential element of security that should not be overlooked."
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky launches new course to defend users against doxing
April 2021
"Knowing the threats that are out there makes it easier to take measures to avoid them, and one such threat is doxing - the act of gathering and revealing identifying information about someone online against their will."
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Ransomware
Targeted ransomware attacks on the rise, Kaspersky finds
April 2021
Ransomware attacks on high profile victims has grown nearly eightfold from 2019 to 2020, according to new research from Kaspersky.
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Blockchain
Blockchain-based voting on the rise, driven by COVID-19 lockdowns
April 2021
“We have seen interest and trust in voting via blockchain rising. Over the past year, people didn’t only return to our platform, but also advised their friends and colleagues to test it too."
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Microsoft
Kaspersky discovers zero-day exploit in Desktop Window Manager
April 2021
While analysing the CVE-2021-1732 exploit, Kaspersky experts found another such zero-day exploit and reported it to Microsoft.
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Cybersecurity
Data transparency increasingly important, Kaspersky study states
April 2021
“It is clear from the data that people have developed a sense of control and they are now demanding openness about how and where their data is being managed."
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Ransomware
Over half of ransomware victims pay up - but does it work?
April 2021
"Handing over money doesn’t guarantee the return of data, and only encourages cybercriminals to continue the practice."
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Cybersecurity
Advanced threat actors engaged in cyberespionage up their game
April 2021
"This recent activity signals a major leap in their abilities."
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Cybersecurity
2020 sees a global shift in financial malware threats
April 2021
The financial threat landscape experienced a game-changing pandemic year, according to a new report from Kaspersky.