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Kaspersky Security Bulletin. Overall statistics for 2017

Kaspersky Securelist - 14 Prosinec, 2017 - 11:00

All the statistics used in this report were obtained using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network that works with various anti-malware protection components. The data was collected from KSN users who agreed to provide it. Millions of Kaspersky Lab product users from 213 countries and territories worldwide participate in this global exchange of information about malicious activity.

The year in figures
  • 4%of user computers were subjected to at least one Malware-class web attack over the year.
  • Kaspersky Lab solutions repelled 1 188 728 338 attacks launched from online resources located all over the world.
  • 199 455 606 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by web antivirus components.
  • Kaspersky Lab’s web antivirus detected 15 714 700 unique malicious objects.
  • 939 722 computers of unique users were targeted by encryptors.
  • Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked attempts to launch malware capable of stealing money via online banking on 1 126 701 devices

 
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OK, OK, MIRA-I DID IT: Botnet-building compsci kid comes clean

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Prosinec, 2017 - 23:13
Jha rule-breaker and pals confess IoT gadget hack crimes, now facing the slammer

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19-Year-Old TLS Vulnerability Weakens Modern Website Crypto

VirusList.com - 13 Prosinec, 2017 - 20:33
New research shows how an old vulnerability called ROBOT can be exploited using an adaptive chosen-ciphertext attack to reveal the plaintext for a given TLS session.
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Break the Internet: a last ditch attempt to save net neutrality

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Fight the Future activists say get creative: call lawmakers, change your Facebook status to married and list your partner as net neutrality.

Netflix sparks privacy row after making fun of users of Twitter

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“To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?”

Barclays bank bod in the cooler for aiding Dridex money launderers

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Prosinec, 2017 - 16:17
Six years' porridge. Dridex not laundry soap – it's a Trojan

An employee of Barclays Bank who laundered thousands of pounds on behalf of Moldovan cybercriminals was yesterday sentenced to six years and four months behind bars in Blighty.…

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Security Planner gives security advice based on your threat model

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Massive Uber data scraping and secret servers exposed in Waymo suit

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It’s old news that Uber has legal troubles on its plate - but the plot has thickened considerably in recent weeks.

5 ransomware as a service (RaaS) kits – SophosLabs investigates

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Apple plugs IoT HomeKit hole

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One per cent of all websites probably p0wned each year, say boffins

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Prosinec, 2017 - 08:28
Automated account-creator used bad passwords to detect when sites go bad

Researchers working on a technology to detect unannounced data breaches have found, to their dismay, that one per cent of the sites they monitored were hacked over the previous 18 months.…

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Up to 'ONE BEEELLION' vid-stream gawpers toil in crypto-coin mines

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Prosinec, 2017 - 08:02
Come for the free movies, stay to dig Monero for a stranger

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Put down the eggnog, it's Patch Tuesday: Fix Windows boxes ASAP

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Prosinec, 2017 - 03:13
IE haunted by ghosts of past bugs – plus remote-code exec holes that'll chill your blood

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Intel to slap hardware lock on Management Engine code to thwart downgrade attacks

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Prosinec, 2017 - 02:49
From version 12 onward, ME-equipped chips will defend against patch rollbacks

Intel's Coffee Lake and Cannon Lake x86 processors can be fortified by computer manufacturers to prevent in hardware attempts to downgrade, exploit and potentially neuter Chipzilla's built-in creepy Management Engine.…

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I, Robot? Aiiiee, ROBOT! RSA TLS crypto attack pwns Facebook, PayPal, 27 of 100 top domains

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Prosinec, 2017 - 02:02
Two-decade-old hole lets hackers unlock encrypted data

A 19-year-old vulnerability in the TLS network security protocol has been found in the software of at least eight IT vendors and open-source projects – and the bug could allow an attacker to decrypt encrypted communications.…

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Tenable's response to folks upset at AWOL features: A 150-emails-a-minute spam storm

The Register - Anti-Virus - 13 Prosinec, 2017 - 00:54
Nessus Pro V7 launch fiasco

Tenable Security has given itself two problems, by releasing a product its users don't like, and then adding them all to a support email group that's sending uncomfortable volumes of messages.…

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Kaspersky dragged into US govt's trashcan as weaponized blockchain agile devops mulled

The Register - Anti-Virus - 12 Prosinec, 2017 - 23:25
Trump signs defense law with No Eugenes clause, Kaspersky weighs options

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Microsoft December Patch Tuesday Update Fixes 34 Bugs

VirusList.com - 12 Prosinec, 2017 - 23:12
Microsoft patched 34 vulnerabilities in all on Tuesday with most of the bugs impacting Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office and Microsoft’s Scripting Engine.
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Argy-bargy Argies barge into Starbucks Wi-Fi with alt-coin discharges

The Register - Anti-Virus - 12 Prosinec, 2017 - 21:34
Venti vanilla skinny latte with sprinkles of JavaScript and a side of Monero mining, please

Starbucks has joined the long growing list of organizations that have inadvertently and silently mined alt-coins on customers' computers for mystery miscreants.…

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New Spider Ransomware Comes With 96-Hour Deadline

VirusList.com - 12 Prosinec, 2017 - 20:01
A ransomware campaign targeting the Balkans comes with a 96-hour deadline and includes a link to a video that assures victims payments can be made easily.
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