IT threat evolution Q1 2019. Statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky Lab products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, Kaspersky Lab solutions…

Texas A&M AgriLife, Food and Agriculture Organization renew partnership

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu ROME, ITALY – Texas A&M AgriLife, part of the Texas A&M University System, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations renewed…

Bots and botnets in 2018

Due to the wide media coverage of incidents involving Mirai and other specialized botnets, their activities have become largely associated with DDoS attacks. Yet this is merely the tip of…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Italy's leader to EU: we won't budge on debt-swelling budget

ROME (AP) — Italy’s leader says the government won’t budge on its debt-swelling budget plans as he heads to Brussels for European Union talks. Source: Business – The Eagle

Black Friday alert

Banking Trojans traditionally target users of online financial services; looking for financial data to steal or building botnets out of hacked devices for future attacks. However, over time, several of…

IT threat evolution Q3 2018. Statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky Lab products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Q3 figures According to Kaspersky Security Network: Kaspersky Lab solutions…

Spam and phishing in Q3 2018

Quarterly highlights Personal data in spam We have often said that personal data is candy on a stick to fraudsters and must be kept safe (that is, not given out…

Italy PM welcomes S&P move to maintain rating, lower outlook

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s premier has welcomed Standard & Poor’s decision to maintain Italy’s rating while still lowering the financial outlook for the country to “negative” from “stable.” Source: Business…

EU rejects Italy's budget, raising stakes in dispute

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission on Tuesday rejected Italy’s proposed budget — the first time it has ever done so with a member state — as it argues the…

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

USB threats from malware to miners

Introduction In 2016, researchers from the University of Illinois left 297 unlabelled USB flash drives around the university campus to see what would happen. 98% of the dropped drives were…

Dive into a rich dish of zucchini, basil and mozzarella

This summer, my sister, Mary Pat, traveled to Italy on a bike tour. One of the advantages of biking through Italy is that you can eat anything and everything you…