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IT threat evolution Q3 2020. Non-mobile statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q3: Kaspersky solutions blocked 1,416,295,227 attacks launched from online resources across the globe. 456,573,467 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by Web Anti-Virus components. Attempts to run malware for stealing money from online bank accounts were stopped on the computers of 146,761 unique users. Ransomware attacks were defeated on the computers of 121,579 unique users. Our File…

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IT threat evolution Q3 2020 Mobile statistics

The statistics presented here draw on detection verdicts returned by Kaspersky products and received from users who consented to providing statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, the third quarter saw: 1,189 797 detected malicious installers, of which 39,051 packages were related to mobile banking trojans; 6063 packages proved to be mobile ransomware trojans. A total of 16,440,264 attacks on mobile devices were blocked. Quarterly highlights In Q3 2020, Kaspersky mobile protective solutions blocked 16,440,264 attacks on mobile devices, an increase of…

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Targeted ransomware: it’s not just about encrypting your data!

When we talk about ransomware, we need to draw a line between what it used to be and what it currently is. Why? Because nowadays ransomware is not just about encrypting data – it’s primarily about data exfiltration. After that, it’s about data encryption and leaving convincing proof that the attacker was in the network, and finally, it’s extortion. And again, it’s not about the data loss itself but about publishing stolen data on the internet. Let’s call it “Ransomware 2.0”. Why is it…

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Digital Education: The cyberrisks of the online classroom

This past spring, as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, online learning became the new norm as universities and classrooms around the world were forced to close their doors. By April 29, 2020, more than 1.2 billion children across 186 countries were impacted by school closures. Shortly after schools began to transition to emergency remote learning, it became clear that many were not ready for the kind of full-time, digital education now needed. Not all students had the technology that was required, from laptops to…

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IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Mobile statistics

IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Review IT threat evolution Q2 2020. PC statistics These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, the second quarter saw: 1,245,894 detected malicious installers, of which 38,951 packages were related to mobile banking trojans 3,805 packages proved to be mobile ransomware trojans A total of 14,204,345 attacks on mobile devices were blocked Quarterly highlights In summing up the results of the…

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IT threat evolution Q2 2020. PC statistics

IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Review IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Mobile statistics These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q2: Kaspersky solutions blocked 899,744,810 attacks launched from online resources in 191 countries across the globe. As many as 286,229,445 unique URLs triggered Web Anti-Virus components. Attempted infections by malware designed to steal money via online access to bank accounts were logged on the…

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Transparent Tribe: Evolution analysis, part 1

Background and key findings Transparent Tribe, also known as PROJECTM and MYTHIC LEOPARD, is a highly prolific group whose activities can be traced as far back as 2013. Proofpoint published a very good article about them in 2016, and since that day, we have kept an eye on the group. We have periodically reported their activities through our APT threat intelligence reports, and subscribers of that service already know that in the last four years, this APT group has never taken time off. They…

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The Streaming Wars: A Cybercriminal’s Perspective

Cyber threats aren’t relegated to the world of big businesses and large-scale campaigns. The most frequent attacks aren’t APTs and massive data breaches—they’re the daily encounters with malware and spam by everyday users. And, one of the areas where we’re most vulnerable is entertainment—particularly when we’re so used to finding everything and anything we want to watch or play for little or no money online. That’s why, last year, we took a look at how cybercriminals use popular shows to spread malware. This year…

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The Tetrade: Brazilian banking malware goes global

Introduction Brazil is a well-known country with plenty of banking trojans developed by local crooks. The Brazilian criminal underground is home to some of the world’s busiest and most creative perpetrators of cybercrime. Like their counterparts’ in China and Russia, their cyberattacks have a strong local flavor, and for a long time, they limited their attacks to the customers of local banks. But the time has come when they aggressively expand their attacks and operations abroad, targeting other countries and banks. The Tetrade is…