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Kaspersky threatened to ‘rub out’ rivals – new disclosures

Kaspersky threatened to ‘rub out’ rivals – new disclosures

Written by on August 30, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – In 2009, Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of one of the world’s top security companies, told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival antivirus software maker AVG Technologies N.V. by “rubbing them out in the outhouse,” one of several previously undisclosed emails shows. He was quoting from Vladimir Putin’s famous threat […]

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Security breeds trust, deceit does not

Security breeds trust, deceit does not

Written by on August 17, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

If it is true that Kaspersky – and presumably others – were providing ‘false positives’ to companies, which gave them (Kaspersky) a competitive advantage, it puts the whole security arena into a different light. And a very interesting one. The security industry is one of the last that seems noble. They fight a common cause […]

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Kaspersky Lab faked malware to damage rivals

Kaspersky Lab faked malware to damage rivals

Written by on August 17, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies in the world, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees. They said the secret campaign targeted Microsoft Corp, AVG […]

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Kaspersky says Iran talks spyware stolen from device maker

Kaspersky says Iran talks spyware stolen from device maker

Written by on June 16, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Further research into the sophisticated computer virus used to hack into hotels where the Iran nuclear talks took place has found it took advantage of digital credentials stolen from the world’s top contract electronics maker Foxconn. Russian security company Kaspersky Lab said on Monday that researchers learned the Duqu 2.0 virus […]

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Russian researchers expose NSA spying code in hard disks

Russian researchers expose NSA spying code in hard disks

Written by on February 17, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. That long-sought […]

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Kaspersky claims cybercrime nets up to $1 billion from banks

Kaspersky claims cybercrime nets up to $1 billion from banks

Written by on February 16, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A multinational gang of cyber criminals has stolen as much as $1 billion from as many as 100 financial institutions around the world in about two years, Russian computer security company Kaspersky Lab said on Saturday. The company said it was working with Interpol, Europol and authorities from different countries to try to […]

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