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Cyber Attacks on Businesses Doubled in 2014: Report

A new report suggests that hackers took aim at twice as many businesses in 2014 when compared to the previous year. The report comes from Russian security company Kaspersky Lab; its Global Research and Analysis Team says it detected seven major ... advanced persistent threats (or APTs) over the past twelve months, resulting in approximately 4,400 attacks targeting private sector organizations in an estimated 55 countries. Kaspersky researchers say that's more than double the roughly 1,800 corporations targeted by cybercriminals in 2013 . Sophisticated Attacks May Be Supported by National ... (view more)

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Cyberweapons Pose 'Catastrophic' Threat: Kaspersky

The chief executive officer and founder of prominent Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab says that the nations of the world now face cyber attacks with the potential to seriously disrupt national infrastructure. Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky ... recently appeared before British police and politicians. Kaspersky's presence at the gathering is seen as evidence that UK authorities are taking the threat posed by cybercriminals very seriously. Cybercriminals Could Bring "Nations to their Knees" "Today, sophisticated malicious programs -- cyberweapons -- have the power to disable ... (view more)

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Kaspersky Lab Software Vulnerable to Attack: Report

Users of Kaspersky Lab's Internet Security 2013 software are being told the product contains a bug that, if exploited, could cause their operating system to freeze up. According to reports, the bug can be exploited by hackers using an Internet ... Protocol version 6 (IPv6) packet. If a specially-crafted packet is sent to computers running Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 software, a system can be disabled. "A fragmented packet with multiple but one large extension header leads to a complete freeze of the operating system," said security expert Marc Heuse. "No log message or warning window is ... (view more)

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Kaspersky Antivirus Son Freed in High-Risk Scheme

Late last week Russian police investigated the abduction of Kaspersky Antivirus founder Eugene Kaspersky's 20-year old son, Ivan. Reports now say that a high-risk scheme by law enforcement officials was successful in freeing the young man. Ivan ... Kaspersky Kidnapped, Held Ransom for $4.3 Million Early last week Ivan Kaspersky, who is training to be a programmer and currently attends school at Moscow State University, was kidnapped while on his way to work at InfoWatch, a tech firm owned by his mother, Natalya Kaspersky. Ivan is the son of Eugene (or Yevgeny) Kaspersky, founder of the extremely ... (view more)

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