From cloud growth to a cloud mess: two out of three SMBs struggle with over-complicated IT infrastructure

As their businesses grow, companies increasingly embrace new business tools and cloud services in an attempt to make their employees’ working lives more efficient and flexible, as well as reduce expenditures. According to Kaspersky Lab’s latest research, nearly two thirds (63%) of companies globally employing up to 249 people use one or more business applications… Continue reading

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Kaspersky Lab discovers critical vulnerabilities in popular industrial protocol, affecting products from multiple vendors

Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT has analysed the OPC UA (Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control Unified Automation) protocol, which is designed to secure data transfer between servers and clients in industrial systems, including critical infrastructure. Analysis discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in the protocol’s implementation, leading to denial-of-service threat attacks, as well as remote code… Continue reading

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Don’t Get Caught in Phishing Scams While Shopping Online this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day to honour mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Naturally, there are plenty of ways to make moms feel special with unique gifts, but sadly there are those that use such special occasions for their own cybercriminal gain. In fact, according to Kaspersky Lab security experts,… Continue reading

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New variant of SynAck ransomware uses sophisticated Doppelgänging technique to evade security

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new variant of the SynAck ransomware Trojan using the Doppelgänging technique to bypass anti-virus security by hiding in legitimate processes. This is the first time the Doppelgänging technique has been seen in ransomware in the wild. The developers behind SynAck also implement other tricks to evade detection and analysis:… Continue reading

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Kaspersky Lab identifies infrastructure of Crouching Yeti known for attacks on industrial companies

Kaspersky Lab has uncovered infrastructure used by the well-known Russian-speaking APT group Crouching Yeti, also known as Energetic Bear, which includes compromised servers across the world. According to the research, numerous servers in different countries were hit since 2016, sometimes in order to gain access to other resources. Others, including those hosting Russian websites, were… Continue reading

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