Category: News Release


The Chronicles of Hellsing: a Spy vs Spy Story

Kaspersky Lab has recorded a rare and unusual example of one cybercriminal attacking another. In 2014, Hellsing, a small and technically unremarkable cyberespionage group targeting mostly government and diplomatic organizations in Asia, was subjected to a spear-phishing attack by another threat actor and decided to strike back. Kaspersky Lab believes...


Why Phishing Works and How to Avoid it

Phishing attacks are by far the most popular form of cybercrime in the 21st century. There have been news reports on the lists of organizations whose customers fell victim to phishing attacks. Phishing scams increase in quality and quantity every day. Whereas spam tends to be merely an annoying distraction,...


Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL alert: Infected ATMs give away millions of dollars without credit cards around the globe

Kaspersky Lab’s experts performed a forensic investigation into cyber-criminal attacks targeting multiple ATMs around the world. During the course of this investigation, the company’s researchers discovered a piece of malware infecting ATMs that allowed attackers to empty the cash machines via direct manipulation, stealing millions of dollars. INTERPOL alerted the...


Hacking a living room: Kaspersky Lab researcher finds multiple vulnerabilities in popular connected home entertainment devices

Popular connected home entertainment devices pose a real cyber security threat due to vulnerabilities in their software, and a lack of elementary security measures such as strong default administrator passwords and encryption of Internet connection. Kaspersky Lab security analyst David Jacoby conducted a research experiment in his own living room...


SSS to launch new contact center for OFWs

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will have easier means to benefit from the programs and services of the Social Security System (SSS) with the launching of the newly created OFW Contact Center Unit (OFW-CSU), starting October this year. SSS Senior Vice President and International Operations Division Head Judy Frances A. See...


Kaspersky Lab: Micro, small PH businesses must invest in cybersecurity

Small businesses are “soft targets” of cybercriminals since they lack focus on information technology (IT) strategy, according to secure content and threat management solutions developer Kaspersky Lab. Based on the Kaspersky Lab’s 2014 IT Security Risks summary report, very small businesses (VSBs) with fewer than 25 employees are the least...


Internet-connected cars vulnerable to cyber attacks – Kaspersky Lab

Internet-connected cars are now becoming a reality and various international studies show that their market will continue to grow in the near future. But this emerging trend in the automotive industry can also become a new vehicle for cybercrimes, according to a leading developer of secure content and threat management...