As per the latest survey by Kaspersky Lab, in 2013 advanced threat actors have continued large-scale operations, and cyber-mercenaries, specialist APT groups “for hire” which focus on hit-and-run operations emerged. Hacktivists were constantly in the news, together with the term “leak”, which is sure to put fear into the heart of any serious sys-admin out there. In the meantime, cybercriminals were busy devising new methods to steal money or Bitcoins.
VASCO has a presence in strong authentication and e-signature solutions, specializing in online accounts, identities and transactions. As a global software company, VASCO serves a customer base of approximately 10,000 companies in over 100 countries
The Security Division of EMC, RSA has announced the findings of its Q3 2013 Fraud Report, ranking India fourth most targeted country by phishing attacks receiving 3% of the total attack volume. Other countries targeted by phishing attacks were US (53%), Germany (17%), UK (8%) and South Africa (3%). In top countries by attacked brands India ranked third with 7% of the total phishing volume worldwide. The US with 27% and UK with 12% topped the chart.
According to 2013 Consumer Security Risks Survey, conducted by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, it has been revealed that the average cost of multimedia files that a user might lose from a device as a result of a cyber-attack or other damage is estimated at $418. Many of these losses could be prevented, but after users purchase digital content they often fail to take appropriate steps to ensure that content is secure.
Fortinet has revealed FortiGuard Labs’ 2014 security predictions, highlighting five threats to watch out for next year. These trends include Android malware migrating to industrial control systems, cybercriminals battling it out in the deep web and more attacks targeting Windows XP.
According to a latest report, Websense Security Labs has come across a phishing email targeting customers of Punjab National Bank seeking to obtain password credentials of corporate as well as individual customers.
Kaspersky Lab has announced that its security solutions Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 and Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business both led the way in the Bi-Monthly Certification September-October 2013 testing conducted by the independent AV-TEST laboratory in categories for home users and the corporate market respectively.
McAfee has unveiled its Tweens & Technology report 2013 which analyzes the online behaviour of India’s next generation of digital natives. According to the key findings of the report, it has been revealed that there is a growing trend of Indian tweens (kids between 8–12 years old) that are rapidly adopting internet through multiple devices and a variety of social networking platforms.