Educational platforms targeted by cybercriminals

Exponential was the increase seen in “DDoS” cyberattacks (e.n. attacks aimed at flooding a network until the server “crashes”) against educational resources last spring. According to Kaspersky’s estimates, from January to June 2020, the number of “DDoS” attacks affecting educational online resources increased by at least 350% compared to the corresponding month of 2019. In denial-of-service attacks (“DoS”), digital criminals try to flood a network server Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

A new Android spyware is distributed under the guise of popular apps

Kaspersky researchers have discovered a new Android spyware app distributed by “Transparent Tribe”, a notorious “APT” group, in India under the guise of official information applications for COVID-19. The pandemic is still relevant and has been turned into a product for exploitation by threatening entities, who make use of relevant social engineering threats. The “Transparent Tribe” group, a threatening organization that has been Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Targeted by cybercriminals jobseekers via internet

The coronavirus has severely affected the economy in many countries worldwide. Many companies have implemented short-term work, laid off employees, or adapted existing leave, sickness, or parental leave regulations. Digital criminals worldwide exploit this fact and distribute “phishing emails”, as recent Kaspersky research show in the second quarter of 2020. Kaspersky experts have come across several emails sent on behalf of Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Viber: New anti-spamming tools within the platform

Viber will now enable users to automatically filter messages and decide who to add them to groups, among a few other features that guarantee their privacy. In more detail, Rakuten Viber presents various tools that fight spamming and guarantee privacy, as well as an option to search other users by name. The new search feature will be protected by special privacy measures, in line with Viber’s commitment Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

80% of users invent their own passwords

A recent Kaspersky report found that 83% of users invent their own passwords, while 54% say they do not know how to check if any of their login details have been compromised. Passwords are the most common method of identification, but they are effective only if they are difficult to breach and only if they remain confidential. And with the growing number of applications requiring Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Safe “national quantum Internet” planned by the US

The draft strategy for the development of a national quantum Internet was presented last week by the “US Department of Energy” at a press conference at the “University of Washington”. The move is part of the broader context of the international quantum “race” in the telecommunications industry, with the report providing –at the US department’s announcement– a path to the development of the “National Quantum Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Tips for secure access to free Wi-Fi on holiday

Most of us usually search for a free Wi-Fi hotspot on our holidays to connect, in order to avoid data charges from mobile operators. Most of us connect all devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, to public open Wi-Fi spots, so we can access our e-mails, surf the Internet, or post on social media. But are we aware of the proper and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How social media make access to financial services more difficult

18% of consumers worldwide face problems accessing financial services due to the evaluation of their information on social media through rating systems, according to the latest Kaspersky report: “Social credits and security: embracing the world of ratings”. While such social scoring systems are now more widespread and have already been implemented in many countries and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Trojans, Backdoors and Droppers the most popular malware

Anonymous statistics from free requests in the “Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal” revealed that almost three-quarters (72%) of the analyzed malicious files were divided into three categories:“Trojans”,“Backdoors” and “Droppers”. The statistics also show that the types of malware that researchers often investigate do not match those most prevalent. Malicious activity detection is only the starting point for attack research. To develop response Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Viber: The self-destructive messages came

The long-awaited “self-destructive messages”, which are now available in all personal conversations, were also put into operation in the Greek Viber. Until now it has been a function found in secret conversations, but now all users will be able to set a timer for seconds, minutes, hours or even days when they send some text, photo, video or any other type of file. The countdown to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …