Tagged: cybercriminals

Example of a phishing website gathering credit card details

And the malware goes to…

Popular films gain the attention of cybercriminals, no less than movie fans, with the Oscars in the calendar only upping the stakes. To better understand how cybercriminals try to capitalize on our interest in high-profile movies, Kaspersky researchers looked into the prevalence of such scams. With over 20 phishing websites...


Cybercriminals use smartphone calendars to distribute scam offers

Kaspersky experts have detected multiple cases of a sophisticated scam targeting users through fraudulent, unsolicited Google Calendar notifications and luring them into giving away their personal information. The attacks happened throughout May. This scam abuses a specific feature of a free online calendar service which adds invitations and events to...


6 Security Tips for Freelancers

Cybercriminals love people in HR departments, because their job includes opening files that come from unknown sources — CVs, application materials, and so on. And these files quite often contain something malicious. You know who’s in the same boat, for the very same reason? Freelancers. Freelancers also have to communicate...


Amount of malware targeting smart devices more than doubled in 2017

The total number of malware samples targeting smart devices has reached more than 7,000, with over half of these emerging in 2017, according Kaspersky Lab’s researchers. With over 6 billion smart devices being used across the globe, people are increasingly being put at risk from malware targeting their connected lives....


Cybercriminals Recruit Insiders to Attack Telecoms Providers

Cybercriminals are using insiders to gain access to telecommunications networks and subscriber data, recruiting disaffected employees through underground channels or blackmailing staff using compromising information gathered from open sources – according to a Kaspersky Lab intelligence report into security threats facing the telecommunications industry. Telecommunications providers are a top target...