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Exactly why has Kaspersky fallen foul of US lawmakers?

Exactly why has Kaspersky fallen foul of US lawmakers?

Written by on November 2, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Kaspersky has fallen foul of US lawmakers. According to the WSJ, Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home computer with Kaspersky antivirus installed, according to […]

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Israelis knew that Russian hackers were using Kaspersky: media

Israelis knew that Russian hackers were using Kaspersky: media

Written by on October 11, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli intelligence officials spying on Russian government hackers found they were using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software that is also used by 400 million people globally, including U.S. government agencies, according to media reports on Tuesday. The Israeli officials who had hacked into Kaspersky’s network over two years ago then warned their U.S. […]

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News highlights – 14 September 2017

News highlights – 14 September 2017

Written by on September 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 14 September 2017 Bain adds Dell to its Toshiba consortium TOKYO (Reuters) – Bain Capital, now in the lead to buy Toshiba Corp’s prized memory chip unit, said on Friday it has brought in Dell Inc and other tech firms as new members of its consortium to bolster its bid. Read more… […]

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News highlights – 13 September 2017

News highlights – 13 September 2017

Written by on September 14, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 13 September 2017 Google to launch mobile payment service in India (Reuters) – Google plans to introduce a localized digital payment service in India as early as next week, technology website TechCrunch reported, citing a report from news site The Ken. The payment service is called Google ‘Tez’. Read more… The decision […]

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News highlights – 30 July 2017

News highlights – 30 July 2017

Written by on July 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 30 July 2017 Putin bans VPNs to block banned website searches MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russia, the government’s website showed on Sunday. Read more… Accenture had developed an AI based solution for the visually impaired Accenture […]

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Kaspersky files antitrust suit against Microsoft in Europe

Kaspersky files antitrust suit against Microsoft in Europe

Written by on June 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Russian security software maker Kaspersky Lab has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German federal cartel office, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Kaspersky Lab said Microsoft was abusing its dominance in the PC operating system market, creating obstacles for independent software security vendors by distributing its […]

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Threat Intelligence report shows telcos under attack from all sides

Threat Intelligence report shows telcos under attack from all sides

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

The telecommunications industry keeps the world connected. Telecoms providers build, operate and manage the complex network infrastructures used for voice and data transmission – and they communicate and store vast amounts of sensitive data. This makes them a top target for cyber-attack. According to PwC’s Global State of Information Security, 2016, IT security incidents in […]

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Kaspersky releases anti-ransomware tool free of charge for businesses

Kaspersky releases anti-ransomware tool free of charge for businesses

Written by on August 11, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Malicious programs such as ransomware, that infect computers and encrypt critical corporate data, present a serious problem, especially for small businesses. According to Kaspersky Lab’s global IT Security Risks 2016 survey, nearly 42 percent of SMBs fell victim to ransomware in the last 12 months. 34 percent of these paid the ransom and one in […]

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Kaspersky Lab struggles to win US contracts amid rising mistrust

Kaspersky Lab struggles to win US contracts amid rising mistrust

Written by on December 18, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Top Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has recently lost the leader of its North American operations and the head of a Washington-area office as it struggles to win U.S. government contracts amid rising geopolitical mistrust. Company Chief Executive Eugene Kaspersky confirmed the changes in an interview with Reuters during a visit to China. […]

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Experts discover the risks of smart home IoT devices

Experts discover the risks of smart home IoT devices

Written by on November 13, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Taking a random selection of the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) products, Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered serious threats to the connected home. These include a coffeemaker that exposes the homeowner’s Wi-Fi password, a baby video monitor that can be controlled by a malicious third-party, and a smartphone-controlled home security system that can be fooled with a […]

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