Cyber Security

Kaspersky researches report notification of attacks

Kaspersky researches report notification of attacks

Cyber Security
Kaspersky security researchers have reported on thousands of notifications of attacks on major banks located in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. The malware used in the attacks indicates that the threat actors are most likely to be an infamous Silence hacking group, previously known to be responsible for the theft of millions of dollars from banks across the world.  The Silence group is one of the most active Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors, which has carried out a number of successful campaigns targeting banks and financial organisations around the Globe. The typical scenario of the attack begins with a social engineering scheme, as attackers send a phishing e-mail that contains malware to a bank employee. From there the malware gets inside the banks’ security perimeter and
Kaspersky grants access to Android app testing tool

Kaspersky grants access to Android app testing tool

Cyber Security, Mobile
Kaspersky has opened access to its Android Automated Testing Framework. The tool, named Kaspresso, takes advantage of flexible settings and is easy to use. With Kaspresso, mobile developers can significantly reduce the amount of time needed for application testing without the fear of overlooking a bug, therefore speeding up the application release process. The tool has already received positive feedback at two major technology conferences – Mobilization IX and Codemotion Berlin 2019. It is quite challenging for mobile developers to choose an appropriate automating testing tool that will reduce lead time for an application’s release. Nowadays, there are many frameworks and tools for conducting automated tests, such as Espresso and Appium. However, these frameworks can’t solve all Android
Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal avoid Cyber Attacks

Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal avoid Cyber Attacks

Cyber Security, Technology
Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal is a single point of access for the company’s threat intelligence, providing all cyber attack data and insights gathered by Kaspersky. It helps enterprises to investigate and respond to a threat in a timely way. With the latest portal update, driven by its ultimate goal of building a safer world, Kaspersky has made this tool for deep threat analysis available to a wider audience of incident respondents and Security Operation Center (SOC) analysts, working in-house and at Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). Access to relevant threat information enables a company to speed up its analysis of suspicious objects, making the work of IT security departments more effective. Despite this, a recent Kaspersky survey revealed that only 36% of enterprises
New account Fraud increase Worldwide

New account Fraud increase Worldwide

Cyber Security, Internet
New account fraud increased 27.8% worldwide YTD in 2019, compared to full-year 2018 results, and more than 100% compared to 2014 levels, Jumio reveals. Surprisingly, attempted new account fraud was 19% less during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend (compared to the average 2019 fraud levels), when fraud attempts normally escalate. Often, the first step in identity theft starts by creating a new account online. Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else’s identity (e.g., name, address, Social Security number, bank accounts) to get money and credit and make holiday purchases. But, identity theft is also being used to perpetrate online fraud, steal property, falsify educational and other credentials, access healthcare and launder money. “As cybercriminals perfect and fine-
Privacy and Security trends for 2020 (IoT)

Privacy and Security trends for 2020 (IoT)

Cyber Security, Internet, Technology
Privacy concerns will ratchet up further around IoT and 5G. Even if the industry manages to secure the billions of IoT devices already deployed, they permeate so many aspects of life that it will be nearly impossible to keep personal and private information out of the public domain. The rollout of 5G will further accelerate the proliferation of IoT technology as manufacturers rush to produce low-cost devices with integrated connectivity. All Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are keen to adopt 5G, with IoT and Enterprise services being primary drivers, providing operators with access to new revenue opportunities from new services and applications. The proliferation of private data in the public domain will expand hackers’ capabilities. Social engineering is the most effective method cyb