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Ransomware vs cities in 2019: 174 and counting
At least 174 municipal institutions, with more than 3,000 subset organisations, have been targeted by ransomware during the last year.
Kaspersky unveils rebranded offices in Asia Pacific
"It is also about how we shift our business mindset, our corporate practices, our market priorities, and our vision and mission as a company."
Don't just blame the kids: Parents spend too much time online as well
A global study of parents by Kaspersky found that 52% trust their children to know when enough online time is enough, but 70% admit they also spend too much time online.
CISOs: Dedicated investment in security is still lacking
Nine out of 10 CISOs say the board asks them for advice, but half of companies still lump cybersecurity into IT budget.
Kaspersky celebrates APAC MD Stephan Neumeier
Kaspersky’s APAC managing director Stephan Neumeier has been named executive of the year for IT services by the SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019.
Black Friday alert: Financial botnets targeting e-commerce apparel sites
Black Friday is arguably the most anticipated retail sales period in the world, when brands offer consumers the largest discounts and promotional offers.
Kaspersky to store data of US and Canada customers in Switzerland
The company will also open its first Transparency Center in Latin America in Sao Paulo in January 2020.
Korean-speaking threat groups strike close to home
Korean-speaking cyber threat groups seem to be ‘waging war’ on the Korean peninsula and across Southeast Asia, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
Women underrepresented in cybersecurity in half of enterprises - Kaspersky
Despite some diversity initiatives, women constitute 39% of the labour force and only 25% of management positions worldwide in general.
Attacks on IoT devices booming, research finds
“As people become more and more surrounded by smart devices, we are witnessing how IoT attacks are intensifying."
Online users giving out social media details too freely - Kaspersky
The survey revealed that online users in Asia Pacific appear to be willing to share their private information in exchange for various personal gains from social media.
It's hard talking to children about online safety, parents say
Some parents may be worried about what their children are doing online, but they don’t talk to their children enough about the issue.
Number of attacked medical devices declines globally, but not in APAC - Kaspersky
Medical devices include all servers, computers, mobiles and tablets, IoT gadgets, and hospital machines that are connected to the internet inside a healthcare facility.
Southeast Asia a hotbed for phishing attacks
Kaspersky detects over 14 million phishing attempts in Southeast Asia for H1 2019.
People just can't let go of old Windows operating systems
Consumers and businesses worldwide are hanging on to older operating systems like Windows XP and Windows 7, despite the fact that many of those operating systems are no longer supported.
Over 50% of incident response requests occur after damage complete – Kaspersky
It is often assumed that incident response is only needed in cases when damage from a cyber-attack has already occurred and there is a need for further investigation.
Ransomware modifications double year-on-year in Q2 2019 - Kaspersky
According to Kaspersky data, 232,292 unique users were targeted by such attacks – 46% more than a year ago, in Q2 2018 (158,921).
The dark side of apps: Security threats on the rise
"Think about it, unsecured Wi-Fi, spoofing, phishing attacks, ransomware, spyware... mobile devices make for the perfect target."
Kaspersky opens first Transparency Center in APAC
The company’s third code review facility will be located in Malaysia’s Cyberjaya, alongside key cyber-related government agencies and companies in the country.
DDoS attacks on the rise despite taking a summer break
“Traditionally, troublemakers who conduct DDoS attacks for fun go on holiday during the summer and give up their activity until September."
430,000 people hit with financial malware
Financial malware, that is malware that targets finances, cryptocurrencies and web-money services, has increased by 7% from the same period last year, according to new research from Kaspersky.
FaceApp: Pro version scams, privacy concerns
Along with the viral potential of its popular filters, FaceApp has of late, generated a huge wave of media attention amid concerns about online privacy.
Singapore 11th for cyber threats sources, says Kaspersky
Kaspersky Security Network has uncovered more than two million incidents originating from servers located in Singapore in the 2Q19.
People and data privacy: The insights (and contradictions)
39% of people would take money in exchange for giving a stranger complete access to their private data online.