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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
More than a third of UAE users do not feel safe making e-payments on their smartphones or tablets, according to research from Kaspersky.
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.
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”.
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Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that PC gamers around the globe were hit by 11.7 million attacks in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Lab has revealed research results that show an increase in malware in the Middle East.
Google has removed an application from its Play store that purported to be AdBlock Plus, a well-known application that blocks online ads.
Can the big cloud vendors work around the allegations of NSA surveillance, or is there a gloomy outlook for cloud in the region?
Kaspersky Lab researchers identified Android malware threats that receive commands from attackers through the Google Cloud Messaging service.
As hackers and attackers wreak havoc on the industry, businesses have been looking for a watchful protector to secure their assets. Is security-as-a-service the IT industry’s Dark Knight?
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has been named the industry’s best home security solution by Dennis Technology Labs.
With the major developers of banking malware laying low, a new crook on the block has emerged gunning to be top dog in the market.
Dennis Technology Labs said the most accurate product was Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows.
If 3,370,780 UAE residents use Facebook, and 80 percent of those replicate their passwords for other accounts, then the opportunity for cyber theft and hackers to infiltrate personal accounts is extremely high.
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 Internet Security 2013 and Trend Micro Internet Security 2013 reportedly blocked 100 percent of malicious online attacks in a recent real-world protection test.
With the previously $40,000 Carberp Trojan’s source code now freely available, experts expect exceptionally destructive variants of the malware to flow onto the Internet.
Last week’s attack on the Virgin Radio Dubai website could have provided cyber-criminals with a springboard from which to launch targeted attacks, according to a researcher from Kaspersky Lab. The popular music station’s …
The last year has shown more than ever how careful businesses need to be with their data. However, recent reports suggest that only a fraction of Middle Eastern enterprises have data loss prevention …
Android smartphones and tablets are under attack, and the most popular tools developed to protect them are easily circumvented, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina. The …
A Gartner report about the security software market out today shows that number-two-ranked McAfee enjoyed the most overall growth last year, Trend Micro slipped but stayed number three, and Symantec held onto its …
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, …
This week was a week for email milestones. Spam – that scourge of the Internet – turned 35 years old. And Microsoft pulled the plug on its hoary webmail service Hotmail. The first spam …
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 …
There’s no use in trying to resist it – BYOD is here to stay. To help in the transition, CNME rounds up tips from the security industry on how to cope with the …
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 …
Recent massive cyber attacks that paralysed computer networks at several South Korean banks and broadcasters, strongly suspected to have been launched by North Korean hackers, have prompted Washington and Seoul to come up …
The authors of police-themed ransomware have started using the browsing histories from infected computers in order to make their scams more believable, according to an independent malware researcher. Ransomware is a class of …
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 …
Experts recently pointed towards security as the main obstacle for adoption of all cloud types and claimed that cloud security will be the main disruptive technology for 2013. But the Middle East has …
Few announcements summon as much attention as a brand new iPhone, and this year, for the second time in as many years, Apple gave us two models of its smartphone to pore over. I got my mitts on the newest mobile devices in the hands-on area after Tuesday’s event.
They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.
The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.