The story of the year: ransomware in the headlines

In the past twelve months, the word “ransomware” has popped up in countless headlines worldwide across both print and digital publications: The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, the New York Times. It is no longer just being discussed by CISOs and security professionals, but politicians, school administrators, and hospital directors. Words like Babuk and REvil […]

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Streaming wars continue — what about cyberthreats?

Last year became a banner year for the online entertainment industry. Driven by the pandemic lockdown restrictions and imposed work-from-home policies, people got to spend more time at home looking for replacements for familiar sources of entertainment. While theatres and sports stadiums suffered from a lack of live events, other businesses, like online streaming services, […]

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Gaming-related cyberthreats in 2020 and 2021

The video game industry is soaring, not in the least thanks to the lockdowns, which forced people to look for new ways to entertain themselves and socialize. Even with things going back to normal, gaming is expected to have a very bright future. Newzoo estimates the industry to gross 175.8 billion USD in 2021, which […]

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Detecting unknown threats: a honeypot how-to

Catching threats is tricky business, especially in today’s threat landscape. To tackle this problem, for many years сybersecurity researchers have been using honeypots – a well-known deception technique in the industry. Dan Demeter, Senior Security Researcher with Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team and head of Kaspersky’s honeypot project, explains what honeypots are, why they […]

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