Woburn, MA – January 9, 2018 – According to a Kaspersky Lab survey report, internet users are facing a dilemma when choosing passwords: some people choose simple, memorable passwords, but put their data at increased risk, while others opt for strong passwords that are different for every account but risk forgetting their passwords in the process. Many people…

Woburn, MA – December 18, 2017 – Kaspersky Lab researchers have identified a new malware with multiple modules, allowing for an almost endless number of malicious features, from crypto currency mining to DDoS attacks. Due to its modular architecture, even more functions can be added to it. This unusual and powerful malicious software is called…

Kaspersky Lab has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in response to the decision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ban the use of the company’s products in federal agencies. The Russia-based cybersecurity firm’s appeal, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, targets the DHS’s Binding Operational Directive…

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bill that prohibits the use of Kaspersky Lab products and services in federal agencies. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2018 (H.R. 2810) focuses on Department of Defense and Department of Energy programs, authorizes recruitment and retention bonuses for the Armed Forces, and makes changes to national…

Woburn, MA – November 28, 2017 – In 2017, 26.2 percent of ransomware targets were business users, compared to 22.6 percent in 2016. This is due in part to three unprecedented ransomware attacks targeting corporate networks that forever changed the landscape of this increasingly virulent threat, which Kaspersky Lab has named its key topic for…

Kaspersky Lab always keeps a very close eye on the changing cyberthreat landscape. Knowledge of past and present makes the future more predictable and allows us to make annual forecasts for various verticals. Today we want to talk about the financial sector. Businesses and individuals alike make use of financial services. And wherever there’s money,…

Woburn, MA – November 16, 2017 – In early October, a story was published in The Wall Street Journal alleging Kaspersky Lab software was used to download classified data from an NSA employee’s home computer. Given that Kaspersky Lab has been at the forefront of fighting cyberespionage and cybercrime for over 20 years, these allegations were treated very seriously by…

Woburn, MA – November 9, 2017 – Today, Kaspersky Lab is announcing Kaspersky Threat Hunting, a new suite of services designed to enhance the efficiency of protecting against targeted attacks. The suite includes two unique expert services – Kaspersky Managed Protection and Targeted Attack Discovery. These services are designed to equip IT security teams with world-class expertise for detecting and analyzing advanced…