Spam and phishing in 2018

Numbers of the year The share of spam in mail traffic was 52.48%, which is 4.15 p.p. less than in 2017. The biggest source of spam this year was China…

“The big thing going for Texas right now, is that you have an economic dynamic that continues to sponsor growth throughout the state. By Marc. L. Flaster Texas Insider Report:…

By Suzanne Fields The definition of who’s a suitable friend, lover or lifelong mate has changed over the years. As racial prejudice has done a slow fade from the bad…

Financial Cyberthreats in 2018

Introduction and Key Findings The world of finance has been a great source of income cybercriminals across the world due to an obvious reason – money. While governments and organizations…

Mobile malware evolution 2018

The statistical data for this report came from all Kaspersky Lab mobile security solutions, not just Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus for Android. Consequently, the comparative data for 2017 may differ from…

Volvo's Polestar unveils electric car touted as Tesla rival

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volvo’s electric performance brand Polestar is unveiling a battery-powered compact car touted as a rival to Tesla’s Model 3. Source: Business – The Eagle

DDoS Attacks in Q4 2018

News overview In Q4 2018, security researchers detected a number of new botnets, which included not only Mirai clones for a change. The fall saw increased activity on the part…

Scientists strategize for better conservation plans

TOP LEFT TO RIGHT: Dr. Adam Smith, Missouri Botanical Garden; Dr. Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez, Estación Biológica de Doñana; Dr. Dan Warren, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center and Okinawa Institute of…

German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate, calling for climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food. Source: Business – The…

AgriLife Research institute to address chronic disease epidemic

Through precision nutrition, institute will connect agriculture, dietary health and food COLLEGE STATION – With a goal of Texas serving as a world model on lowering diet-related healthcare costs due…

German official says neighbors closely watching coal debate

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official says neighboring countries are closely watching Germany’s political debate on phasing out the use of coal. Source: Business – The Eagle

A Zebrocy Go Downloader

Last year at SAS2018 in Cancun, Mexico, “Masha and these Bears” included discussion of a subset of Sofacy activity and malware that we call “Zebrocy”, and predictions for the decline…

More than 800 slated to attend beginner’s gardening course in North Texas

Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening flyer Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Daniel Cunningham, 972-952-9223, daniel.cunningham@ag.tamu.eduMartha Cavazos Fipps, 972-547-7335, mcavazos@mckinneytexas.org DALLAS — A regional gardening course for beginners, to be held Jan.…

Markets roil, futures slump after Dow's record, one-day gain

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — More wild market swings appeared imminent Thursday, with U.S. stocks heading sharply lower after the largest single-day point gain in history for the Dow. Source: Business…

Germany says link between hackers, China govt credible

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it believes the links being drawn between the Chinese government and a group of hackers who allegedly stole trade and official secrets in the West…

APT review of the year

What were the most interesting developments in terms of APT activity throughout the year and what can we learn from them? Not an easy question to answer; everybody has partial…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2018. Top security stories

Introduction The internet is now woven into the fabric of our lives. Many people routinely bank, shop and socialize online and the internet is the lifeblood of commercial organizations. The…

Thousands march in Germany to demand quick exit from coal

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands are marching in Berlin to demand that Germany make a quick exit from using coal-fired energy, a day before a U.N. climate summit opens in neighboring…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2018. Story of the year: miners

Cryptocurrency miners that infect the computers of unsuspecting users essentially operate according to the same business model as ransomware programs: the victim’s computing power is harnessed to enrich the cybercriminals.…

The Rotexy mobile Trojan – banker and ransomware

On the back of a surge in Trojan activity, we decided to carry out an in-depth analysis and track the evolution of some other popular malware families besides Asacub. One…