Articles about Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity firm established in Moscow, Russia in 1997 by Eugene Kaspersky, Natalya Kaspersky, and Alexey De-Monderik. It is operated by a holding company headquartered in the United Kingdom. Kaspersky offers antivirus and data protection software that can be used to protect businesses and individuals. The company claims that its comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and several specialized security solutions and services to fight evolving digital threats. As of September 2021, Kaspersky claims to have 400 million users and over 270,000 corporate clients. As of 2020, the company claims to have a revenue of $704 million and 4,000+ employees. Although Kaspersky denies it, in 2017, the US Department of Homeland Security banned government departments from using Kaspersky products over the company’s alleged ties to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). Since then, Kaspersky has doubled down on its measures and commitment in the interest of accountability to users and their safety.

Seven apps found spreading Joker malware on Google Play Store

21 Nov 2021

Seven apps found spreading Joker malware on Google Play Store

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs has discovered seven applications spreading the infamous Joker malware through the Google Play Store.

Should you install WhatsApp mods for personalization features they offer?

03 Sep 2021

Should you install WhatsApp mods for personalization features they offer?

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging services in the market today but for many, its feature set doesn't quite cut it. Enter WhatsApp variations developed by third parties, colloquially called WhatsApp mods (modifications).

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

27 Apr 2020

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

From Kaspersky to Quick Heal, all antivirus programs take out malicious programs well before they compromise the whole PC.

Hackers using fears over coronavirus to spread malware, steal data

04 Feb 2020

Hackers using fears over coronavirus to spread malware, steal data

After using late basketball legend Kobe Bryant's wallpaper to make money, hackers are now exploiting the deadly outbreak of coronavirus to spread malware.

Watch out! Trojan disguised as flash update infecting Macs

29 Jan 2020

Watch out! Trojan disguised as flash update infecting Macs

If a random Flash update pops-up on your Mac computer, better be sure that it is a notification from the official Adobe-owned program.

#BringOnTheFuture: Kaspersky's 2020 security solutions launched in India

12 Dec 2019

#BringOnTheFuture: Kaspersky's 2020 security solutions launched in India

Leading cybersecurity organization Kaspersky Labs has updated its product portfolio in the Indian market.

#FraudAlert: Scammers can use your browser notifications to steal money

29 Nov 2019

#FraudAlert: Scammers can use your browser notifications to steal money

Consumer technology has come a long way over the years, but with all the new tricks/features we get, ill-intended scammers also find ways to defraud unsuspecting people, and steal their money.

You need to uninstall the CamScanner app now: Here's why

28 Aug 2019

You need to uninstall the CamScanner app now: Here's why

Despite trying so hard, Google is failing miserably at keeping malicious apps from slipping into the Play Store.

Using Dell laptop? Fix this remote attack vulnerability right now

04 May 2019

Using Dell laptop? Fix this remote attack vulnerability right now

If you own a recently launched Dell-made Windows laptop, there's a good chance that your system is vulnerable to a remote hijack.

How fraudsters can dupe you with free 'Avengers: Endgame' download

04 May 2019

How fraudsters can dupe you with free 'Avengers: Endgame' download

Marvel's epic 'Infinity' saga is coming to an end with Avengers: Endgame, the movie that released last Friday and is already on track to become one of the highest grossing Hollywood movies.

How hackers infected several ASUS PCs using official software update

26 Mar 2019

How hackers infected several ASUS PCs using official software update

ASUS, a leading player in the personal computing arena, has suffered from a sophisticated espionage operation.

Shocking! More than half Android antivirus apps are fake

18 Mar 2019

Shocking! More than half Android antivirus apps are fake

If you are looking for an antivirus program for your Android device, make sure that the app you choose comes from a renowned security company.

Watch out! This Trojan spoofs search results to steal cryptocurrency

27 Jan 2019

Watch out! This Trojan spoofs search results to steal cryptocurrency

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have flagged a new form of Trojan, one that uses disturbing new tricks to steal cryptocurrency.

#DarkWeb: Your complete digital life is available for Rs. 3,500

17 Dec 2018

#DarkWeb: Your complete digital life is available for Rs. 3,500

Dark Web is the hub for selling information stolen in account hacks and security breaches.

Beware! This malware can compromise your phone, steal banking credentials

13 Oct 2018

Beware! This malware can compromise your phone, steal banking credentials

Security researchers have flagged a new trojan, one that "pretends" as 'Google Play Marketplace' and can easily compromise your Android device.

#GamingBytes: Fortnite cheaters get targeted by scammers

08 Oct 2018

#GamingBytes: Fortnite cheaters get targeted by scammers

Fortnite is an immensely popular Battle Royale. As with any game with massive popularity, it attracts hackers and cheaters.

Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

30 Jul 2018

Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

In the latest instance of cryptojacking, researchers from Kaspersky Lab have found a new cryptomining malware that is spreading itself across corporate networks worldwide.

Kaspersky identifies advanced virus that can 'steal' WhatsApp messages

17 Jan 2018

Kaspersky identifies advanced virus that can 'steal' WhatsApp messages

Anti-virus software maker Kaspersky Lab has identified what it claims to be the most powerful malware ever seen.

Reports: Russian hackers stole classified US cyber tools from NSA

06 Oct 2017

Reports: Russian hackers stole classified US cyber tools from NSA

Hackers backed by the Russian government stole highly sensitive spying tools from US National Security Agency (NSA) in 2015 after a contractor loaded the information on his home computer.

Cybercrime: Are banks really safe from cyber risks?

26 Jun 2017

Cybercrime: Are banks really safe from cyber risks?

In an age where the Internet is taking over, everything is going digital, including banking. More and more people are doing their day-to-day transactions online.

US blames North Korea for cyberattacks, more attacks imminent

15 Jun 2017

US blames North Korea for cyberattacks, more attacks imminent

The US government in an unprecedented move has now issued a red flag against the North Korean government blaming the country for a series of cyberattacks that go way back to 2009.

WannaCry- Researchers develop last-chance protection key

20 May 2017

WannaCry- Researchers develop last-chance protection key

A team of researchers said they had found a last-chance way to protect systems from WannaCry, which first hit computers in 99 countries a week ago.

WannaCry- Shadow Brokers promise to release more hacking tools

18 May 2017

WannaCry- Shadow Brokers promise to release more hacking tools

Shadow Brokers, the group which released parts of US national security agency (NSA)'s cyber weapons stockpile, forming the basis of the WannaCry ransomware, promised to keep releasing hacking tools every month to those willing to pay for the same.

Massive ransomware attack hits computers in 99 countries, including India

13 May 2017

Massive ransomware attack hits computers in 99 countries, including India

A massive cyber-attack has struck organizations around the world which is believed to have used tools made by the US National Security Agency.

India's internet speed trails Nepal, Bangladesh

23 Dec 2016

India's internet speed trails Nepal, Bangladesh

According to latest reports, India ranks at 96 on a countrywide comparison with respect to download speeds and availability of bandwidth.