Kaspersky: Syrian cyberspace conflict intensifies

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - August 19th, 2014

The cyberspace conflict in the Middle East – particularly Syria – is intensifying as sides exploit malware in a bid to gain advantages, according to Kaspersky Lab’s latest threat research.

Kaspersky: One in three UAE users reject mobile banking

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 20th, 2014

More than a third of UAE users do not feel safe making e-payments on their smartphones or tablets, according to research from Kaspersky.

Kaspersky Lab: Beware of Neverquest Trojan banker

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 13th, 2014

Kaspersky Lab has recorded thousands of attempts to infect computers used for online banking with a malicious program that its creators claim can attack “any bank in any country”.

CNME Q&A: Natalya Kaspersky

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 8th, 2014

CNME talks to the InfoWatch CEO

Kaspersky Lab finds gamers attacked 11.7 million times in 2013

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 7th, 2014

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that PC gamers around the globe were hit by 11.7 million attacks in 2013.

Kaspersky Lab: global internet threat up 6.9 percent in 2013

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 22nd, 2013

The overall global Internet threat level grew by 6.9 percentage points in 2013, with 41.6 percent of user computers being attacked at least once, according to Kaspersky Lab.

Kaspersky, six others top malware removal tests

Mark Hachman by Mark Hachman - December 5th, 2013

Analyst firm A-V Comparative has released its November 2013 list of the antimalware programmes that do the best job of removing malware from an already infected system.

Kaspersky: trojan programme ‘Neverquest’ new threat to online banking

Lucian Constantin by Lucian Constantin - November 27th, 2013

A new Trojan programme that targets users of online financial services has the potential to spread very quickly over the next few months, security researchers warn.

Kaspersky and Abu Dhabi Racing join to promote racing talent

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 17th, 2013

Kaspersky Lab has announced a partnership with Abu Dhabi Racing which is intended to create more opportunities for young Emiratis as rally and racing drivers in the world of motorsport.

Kaspersky investigation shows malware is on the rise

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 5th, 2013

Kaspersky Lab has revealed research results that show an increase in malware in the Middle East.

Kaspersky secures another top spot in real-world anti-virus test

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - August 12th, 2013

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has been named the industry’s best home security solution by Dennis Technology Labs.

Enterprise anti-virus software test puts Kaspersky software out front, Microsoft at bottom

Ellen Mesmmer by Ellen Mesmmer - July 15th, 2013

Dennis Technology Labs said the most accurate product was Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows.

Kaspersky Lab MD resigns, announces immediate replacement

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - July 8th, 2013

Kaspersky Lab’s regional managing director, Tarek Kuzbari, has announced that he has resigned from his post and that corporate sales manager, Khalid Abu Baker, has replaced him with immediate effect. In an exclusive […]

Kaspersky, Trend Micro gain perfect scores in real-world protection test

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - July 7th, 2013

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 and Trend Micro Internet Security 2013 reportedly blocked 100 percent of malicious online attacks in a recent real-world protection test.

Spammers reverting to old tricks in Q1 2013, says Kaspersky

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - May 16th, 2013

According to Kaspersky Lab’s latest spam report, spammers are reverting to old tricks in order to avoid detection from spam filters. One such method being employed by spammers during Q1 2013, Kaspersky said, […]

First targeted attack for Android discovered by Kaspersky

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 16th, 2013

Kaspersky Lab has detected a new targeted attack against Uyghur activists which, for the first time, is based on a malicious program for Android-based mobile devices. The attack is designed and performed in […]

Kaspersky catches bitcoin-mining malware on Skype

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 8th, 2013

Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have identified a spam message campaign on Skype that spreads a piece of malware with Bitcoin mining capabilities. Bitcoin (BTC) is a decentralised digital currency that has seen […]

Mega DDoS attacks on the rise – Kaspersky

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - March 28th, 2013

DDoS attacks like the one that resulted from an altercation between a Dutch company and Spamhaus this week are on the rise, according to a statement from Kaspersky Labs. The security vendor was […]

Kaspersky adds mobile, system management to business security offering

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - January 31st, 2013

Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday made its bid to reduce the complexity associated with managing IT security processes in corporate environments, with a new product that combines the company’s anti-malware technology with new mobile […]

‘Shamoon’ cyberweapon the work of amateurs, Kaspersky says

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - September 17th, 2012

The ‘Shamoon’ malware that nixed the hard drives of 30,000 Saudi oil industry PCs in August was more of a ‘quick and dirty’ job by talented amateurs than a skilfully crafted professional cyberweapon, an […]

Kaspersky Lab launches technical support centres in UAE

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - September 12th, 2012

Kaspersky Lab has announced the availability of dedicated numbers for technical support centres for users of Kaspersky Lab home and small office products for the UAE and KSA. Kaspersky Lab customer support agents […]

Kaspersky releases security solution for virtualised companies

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - April 25th, 2012

Kaspersky Lab today announced the release of its latest security technology to protect virtualised companies from malware and cyber criminals. Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is delivered as a virtual security appliance that integrates […]

Kaspersky conference highlights the need for an international framework

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - February 9th, 2012

The panel discussion at the Kaspersky Lab Cyber Conference titled “Cyber Security Co-operation: Bringing Nations together” brought together a group of international experts along with the company’s CEO, Eugene Kaspersky to highlight the […]

Don’t forget cybercrime: Kaspersky research team

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - February 8th, 2012

Stefan Tanase, senior security researcher, EEMEA, Global Research and Analysis Team (GREAT), Kaspersky Lab, at the security firm’s cyber conference today, urged the audience to remember that while cyber warfare was the focal […]

Kaspersky CEO calls for international treaties to avoid cyberwar

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - February 7th, 2012

The general consensus at Kaspersky Lab’s Cyber Conference titled 2012: IT Security in the age of Cyber Warfare was in agreement with a recent statement by secretary of defence of the United States […]

Cyber war is here, and everyone can get caught in it: Kaspersky

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - January 19th, 2012

The Internet is becoming a cyber war ground that companies and users will get caught in the middle of, warned Costin Raiu, director of global research and analysis at Kaspersky Lab. Cyber warfare […]

Kaspersky aims for top three slots in IT security

Sathya Mithra Ashok by Sathya Mithra Ashok - April 6th, 2011

Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to refine its organisational structure and become one of the top three IT security solutions providers for endpoint users in 2011. “This year we are closer than ever […]

Dubai Municipality implements Kaspersky solutions

Sathya Mithra Ashok by Sathya Mithra Ashok - October 26th, 2010

Dubai Municipality, the government organisation responsible for planning, designing, building and managing the municipal infrastructure and other related facilities and services of Dubai, has signed a products installation, training and service level of […]

Kaspersky releases AV prototype for Windows 7

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - February 17th, 2009

The new technical prototype of Kaspersky Anti-Virus is designed to secure computers running under Windows 7. The beta test version of Microsoft Windows 7 operating system was released at the beginning of January […]

Kaspersky says Web hack 'should not have happened'

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - February 10th, 2009

It's the worst thing that can happen to a computer security vendor: This weekend, Moscow's Kaspersky Lab was hacked. A hacker, who identified himself only as Unu, said that he was able to […]

Stuxnet hit nuclear site via ‘trusted business partners’

Tim Greene by Tim Greene - November 13th, 2014

Stuxnet, the powerful malware that wormed its way in and hobbled Iran’s uranium enrichment efforts, infiltrated the secure networks of the nuclear program via trusted partners, newly public information reveals.

From bullets to bits

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 9th, 2014

In addition to dealing with cybercriminals and hacktivists, enterprise security managers must pay increasing attention to avoid becoming collateral to nation-state cyber-warfare. Do recent high profile attacks on the region indicate that Middle Eastern businesses are at greater risk of attack, and what damage can cyber warfare inflict?

Hacker headspace

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 19th, 2014

With cybercrime an ever-present danger, hackers around the world attack user data for financial and political gain. But they are not all bad. CNME takes a look at the mindset of hackers good and evil, and how they constantly ask questions of governments and top companies.

A safe bet

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - July 7th, 2014

The OS wars are nothing new. Every user has a laundry list of reasons why their operating system is king. One of the key points in determining which OS reigns supreme is security. CNME investigates the security successes and pitfalls of the most commonly used operating systems.

Malicious mobility

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - June 5th, 2014

From paying bills on our smartphones to banking on our tablets, we are living more and more of our lives on our mobile devices. However, with all of this agility comes a measure of concern.

‘Keep calm and save the world’

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - May 29th, 2014

From April 20-24th, experts from Kaspersky Lab met with leading media in the region at the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa held in Budapest, Hungary.

Virtual lock down

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - May 15th, 2014

Virtualisation has made the data centre a more flexible and agile place. However, the trade-off in this software-defined shift is a measure of complexity when it comes to protecting our data. Enterprises must reconsider their protection strategy to reflect the new, virtualised world.

State secrets

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 9th, 2014

What do Middle East governments need when it comes to security, and are newly formed government entities set to revolutionise the way that states think about security?

Prevention is better than cure

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - January 21st, 2014

With security so high on the agenda, businesses are doing everything they can to safeguard their networks from cyber-criminals keen to capitalise on software exploits. But do businesses pay enough attention to software updates when there are hundreds of other issues to address?

FireEye: Cyber warfare defined by espionage and proxy conflicts

John E Dunn by John E Dunn - January 16th, 2014

The world is still in the foothills of the cyberwar era but already online confrontation is being defined by an unstable and possibly dangerous mixture of proxy conflicts and old-fashioned espionage, mixed with lower-level digital activism, security firm FireEye has said.

Through the looking glass

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - December 10th, 2013

And it was all going so well. As vendors began to build more comprehensive cloud-based product roadmaps, Middle Eastern users were beginning to see just how cloud services can streamline their businesses. According to a Gartner report from earlier in the year, cloud adoption was due to grow monumentally in the region up to 2016. This was largely due to issues surrounding security and compliance being ironed out.

The Way Forward

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 4th, 2013

When it comes to security, it seems everyone’s in a state of perpetual panic. Whether it’s mobile malware, BYOD or hacktivism, over the course of 2013 the issue of protecting valuable information and resisting attack has inspired a dizzying and persistent challenge.

Fake AdBlock Plus app removed from Google’s Play store

Jeremy Kirk by Jeremy Kirk - October 1st, 2013

Google has removed an application from its Play store that purported to be AdBlock Plus, a well-known application that blocks online ads.

Dark skies ahead

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - September 3rd, 2013

Can the big cloud vendors work around the allegations of NSA surveillance, or is there a gloomy outlook for cloud in the region?

Cybercriminals use Google Cloud Messaging service to control malware on Android devices

Lucian Constantin by Lucian Constantin - August 15th, 2013

Kaspersky Lab researchers identified Android malware threats that receive commands from attackers through the Google Cloud Messaging service.

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