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EU ATM malware attacks ATMs
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ATMs are a popular target for cybercriminals. The new EU ATM malware targets European ATMs. Criminals can test it first as a demo version before purchasing it on the dark web. A new malware called EU ATM Malware targets ATMs in Europe and is sold on the dark web. It is said to be 99 percent effective in Europe (60 percent in other countries). The people behind it offer it through various payment methods, including subscriptions and a demo version. The malware has different operating modes to adapt to attack targets and conditions,…

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Cyberattacks: 20 percent last longer than a month
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According to a Kaspersky analysis, cybercriminals use trusting but compromised relationships as the main attack vector for long-lasting cyberattacks. This also allows them to attack multiple targets. More than a fifth (22 percent) of cyberattacks on companies and organizations last year lasted more than a month - an increase of around six percentage points compared to 2022. Kaspersky experts identified one of the main attack vectors in long-lasting attacks as trusting relationships that have been compromised by hackers, for example through second or third parties who have access to internal or cloud systems....

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Complete Kaspersky ban in the USA
Complete Kaspersky ban in the USA Image MS - KI

The USA has identified a national security risk with Kaspersky products and has decided on a complete sales and distribution ban in the USA. All products for private users and companies are affected, including those of any subsidiaries. In addition, 12 people from the Kaspersky board were put on the sanctions list. Kaspersky products are now completely banned in the USA. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce has now published this message. It writes that Kaspersky products and services "pose an unreasonable or unacceptable national security risk. Kaspersky will generally no longer be able to, among other things...

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Malware: Infostealers steal around 51 login details per device
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Malware attacks to steal credentials from companies are increasing. Kaspersky examined compromised login data between 2020 and 2023. 53 percent of all infostealer attacks hit company computers. According to a Kaspersky study, the threat from infostealers who steal account log files and offer them for sale on the dark web is increasing. Cybercriminals obtain an average of 51 login details per device; per stolen log file to two access points to company applications. Between 2020 and 2023, corporate computers accounted for 53 percent of all infostealer attacks discovered and increased by 34 percentage points. After infecting a single device, cybercriminals potentially gain access to…

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Business: More than 2 critical cyber threats every day
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Cyber ​​threats are commonplace for companies. Government organizations in particular are severely affected, according to the current Kaspersky report. A quarter of incidents are due to human error. According to the latest Kaspersky Managed Detection and Response Analyst Report, security operations centers (SOC) across industries discovered more than two major incidents per day last year. Almost a quarter (23 percent) of all serious security incidents were registered in government institutions, followed by IT and financial companies with 15 percent each and industrial companies with a share of 12 percent. 25 percent caused by employees A quarter (25 percent)…

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Data offering: Every third company appears on the dark web
Every third company appears on the dark web

In the last two years, one in three companies worldwide have offered compromised data for sale on the dark web. The sale of access data to the company's infrastructure poses a major threat. In total, between January 2022 and November 2023, Kaspersky Digital Footprint Intelligence discovered around 40.000 messages in forums, blogs and Telegram shadow channels that revolved around the trading of internal company databases and documents . Sales of access data on the Darknet increased by 16 percent. However, in some news, access to company infrastructures was also offered. More than 6.000 such messages identified the…

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Cybersecurity incidents: Lack of budget is a risk factor
Cybersecurity incidents: Lack of budget is a risk factor

According to a survey, 18 percent of cybersecurity incidents are due to a lack of cybersecurity budget. The manufacturing sector is the most frequently affected by incidents in Europe. Eight out of ten companies in Germany have suffered at least one cybersecurity incident in the past two years. The current Kaspersky study shows that a not insignificant part (18 percent) of this can be attributed to a lack of investment in cybersecurity. The majority (79 percent) of those surveyed in Germany believe that their current budget is sufficient to keep up with new cyber threats or...

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Financial sector: cyber threats 2024
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This year, cyberattacks in the financial industry will increase due to the use of AI and increasing automation, cybersecurity experts say. They predict attacks on direct pay systems and one-day exploits. In 2024, Kaspersky experts expect an increase in AI-controlled cyberattacks that imitate legitimate communication channels, which could lead to an increase in low-quality cyber campaigns. They also predict that cybercriminals will increasingly use the popularity of direct pay systems for their own purposes. This will lead to more Clipboard malware; Mobile banking Trojans continue to be exploited more frequently. In addition, Kaspersky experts expect an increase in backdoored packages...

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Predictions for 2024: Increase in AI-powered phishing
Predictions for 2024: Increase in AI-powered phishing

In 2024, cybercriminals will develop new exploits for mobile, wearable and smart devices, Kaspersky predicts. They also expect there will be more state-sponsored attacks. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are the most dangerous threats because they use complex tools and techniques, are often highly targeted, and are difficult to detect. As part of the annual Kaspersky Security Bulletin, Kaspersky publishes forecasts for the coming year. The forecasts for 2024 were developed based on Kaspersky's globally deployed threat intelligence services. “The increased availability of AI tools this year is also...

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Cybersecurity – danger from employees
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Incorrect behavior by employees was responsible for over a third of all German cyber incidents in the last two years. In 17 percent of cases, they acted with bad intentions and for their own good. Companies face different security risks; Employees are more often responsible for security incidents than hackers. These results come from a recent Kaspersky survey. In companies in Germany that experienced security incidents in the past two years, 37 percent were due to human error and 30 percent were due to protocol violations; Hackers only accounted for 27 percent...

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