If one sheep leaps over the ditch…

Introduction If one sheep leaps over the ditch, the rest will follow. This is an old saying, found in various languages, and it can be applied to ransomware developers. In previous blog posts, we highlighted an increase in the popularity of platform-independent languages and ESXi support, and recently, we wrote about ransomware borrowing these propagation […]

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Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2022. Statistics

All statistics in this report are from the global cloud service Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which receives information from components in our security solutions. The data was obtained from users who had given their consent to it being sent to KSN. Millions of Kaspersky users around the globe assist us in collecting information about malicious […]

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Consumer cyberthreats: predictions for 2023

The consumer threat landscape constantly changes. Although the main types of threats (phishing, scams, malware, etc.) remain the same, lures that fraudsters use vary greatly depending on the time of year, current major events, news, etc. This year, we have seen spikes in cybercriminal activity aimed at users amid the shopping and back-to-school season, big […]

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Crimeware and financial cyberthreats in 2023

A look back on the year 2022 and what to expect in 2023 Every year, as part of the Kaspersky Security Bulletin, we predict which major trends will be followed in the coming year by attackers, who target financial organizations. The predictions, based on our extensive experience, help individuals and businesses improve their cybersecurity and […]

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IT threat evolution in Q3 2022. Non-mobile statistics

IT threat evolution in Q3 2022 IT threat evolution in Q3 2022. Non-mobile statistics IT threat evolution in Q3 2022. Mobile statistics These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products and services received from users who consented to providing statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q3 2022: Kaspersky solutions blocked 956,074,958 attacks from […]

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IT threat evolution Q3 2022

IT threat evolution in Q3 2022 IT threat evolution in Q3 2022. Non-mobile statistics IT threat evolution in Q3 2022. Mobile statistics Targeted attacks CosmicStrand:  discovery of a sophisticated UEFI rootkit In July, we reported a rootkit that we found in modified Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, the code that loads and initiates the boot process when […]

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Cybersecurity threats: what awaits us in 2023?

Knowing what the future holds can help with being prepared for emerging threats better. Every year, Kaspersky experts prepare forecasts for different industries, helping them to build a strong defense against any cybersecurity threats they might face in the foreseeable future. Those predictions form Kaspersky Security Bulletin (KSB), an annual project lead by Kaspersky experts. […]

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A look at the 2020–2022 ATM/PoS malware landscape

During the pandemic, lockdowns forced people to stay at home and do their shopping online, which was mirrored in point-of-sale (PoS) and ATM malware activity, as certain regions saw malicious transactions drop significantly. Now, as we predicted in last year’s forecast, many are returning to their usual ways of life, visiting stores and withdrawing cash, […]

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