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Spam and phishing in 2016

The year in figures According to Kaspersky Lab, in 2016: The proportion of spam in email flows was 58.31%, which is 3.03 percentage points more than...

A look into the Russian-speaking ransomware ecosystem

It is no secret that encryption ransomware is one of the key malware problems today, for both consumers and corporate users. While analyzing the...

Insecure Hadoop installs next in ‘net scum crosshairs

Because MongoDB, Elasticsearch ransomware attacks are sooo last week Rinse-and-repeat ransomware attacks on data services left unsecured by dozy sysadmins are now hitting Hadoop instances. Fidelis...

Hello Kitty Database of 3.3 Million Breached Credentials Surfaces

A cache of data including 3.3 million user credentials belonging to Hello Kitty parent company Sanrio surfaced over the weekend. The breach was originally reported in...

IT threat evolution Q3 2016. Statistics

 Download the full report (PDF) Statistics All the statistics used in this report were obtained using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network that works...

RAA Ransomware Installs Data Stealing Pony Malware

You don't want this pony Image: iStock A form of ransomware which also contains a data stealing Trojan has been updated to become more effective at...

How Bitcoin Helped Fuel An Explosion In Ransomware Attacks

More often than not, hackers will demand a ransom payment be made in Bitcoin Image: Proofpoint Ransomware is booming. Be it Locky, CryptXXX or one of...

IT threat evolution in Q2 2016. Statistics

 Download the full report (PDF) All the statistics used in this report were obtained using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network that works...

Ransomware scum build weapon from JavaScript

Demands $250, steals passwords for good measure New ransomware written entirely in JavaScript has appeared encrypting users files for a US$250 (£172, A$336) ransom and...