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Analysis: Spam and online gambling - a surefire loser

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 06:00
Who hasn’t dreamt of Lady Luck smiling on them and bestowing untold wealth without having to make the slightest effort?

Blog: The Bitcoin 2014 Conference - Are Crypto-Currencies Reaching Maturity?

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:12
As the Bitcoin 2014 conference is unwinding here in Amsterdam today, I have to admit that I am impressed by how the crypto-currency community is making rapid steps towards reaching maturity.

Blog: When paying taxes, don't pay twice

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 09:43
Malicious campaign targeting tax payers from Colombia accusing them of tax fraud and stealing they passwords and money.

Analysis: Spam in Q1 2014

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 05:03
The percentage of spam in total email traffic during the first quarter this year came to 66.34%. Attackers spread fake email notifications from mobile applications.

Blog: Microsoft Updates Internet Explorer against Highly Targeted 0day Distributing Pirpi

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:08

The patch is up! Microsoft is pushing out an Out of Band (OOB) security update MS14-021 to address the recently disclosed Internet Explorer 0day exploit incidents involving a known, high end threat actor. Cheers to a quick response from such a large vendor on this issue!

Blog: Securmatica XXV.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 02:26

The twenty-fifth edition of Securmática was held in Madrid (Spain) on April 22, 23 and 24, 2014. Although it´s content is not usually highly technical, it is a really interesting event to catch-up with the cybersecurity industry at “institutional” level.

Blog: CODEGATE 2014

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 09:24
CODEGATE 2014 was held in COEX, Seoul Samsung from 2nd-3rd April. It is one of the major hacking festivals, composed of hacking contests (CTF) and an international conference. The purpose of this event is to discover and cultivate the human resources of IT security. It is also a venue for younger people to meet professionals in IT security, giving them the chance to play an active part in the CTF events and speaking at the conference.

Blog: New Flash Player 0-day (CVE-2014-0515) used in watering-hole attacks

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:25
We received a sample of the first exploit on April 14, while a sample of the second came on April 16. The first exploit was initially recorded by KSN on April 9, when it was detected by a general heuristic signature. There were numerous subsequent detections on April 14 and 16. In other words, we succeeded in detecting a previously unknown threat using heuristics.

Analysis: Spam report: March 2014

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:41
In March, spammers weren’t content to stick with traditional holiday-related advertising; they also used holiday-themed messages to con personal information from users of social networks.

Blog: CeCOS VIII - Hong Kong

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:59
The eighth annual Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS VIII) was held in Hong Kong on April 8th, 9th and 10th, 2014. The event brings together global leaders from financial services, technology, government, law enforcement, communications sectors and research centers.

Blog: Easter bunnies for all occasions

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:15

Analysis: IT threat evolution Q1 2014

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:00
According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab products blocked a total of 1131000866 malicious attacks on computers and mobile devices in the first quarter of 2014.

Blog: SyScan 2014

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:18
In the first week of April 2014 we were at “The Symposium on Security for Asia Network" (SyScan) (, a “geeky” single-track conference located in Singapore.

Analysis: Financial cyber threats in 2013. Part 2: malware

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:00
Programs designed to steal e-money and financial data are among the most complicated types of malicious software out there today.