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RUSADA dismisses German TV doping claims as 'speculation'

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA says that they would wait for official censure from the World Anti-Doping Agency before investigating accusations made in a German television documentary...

5 Dec 2014


Hacking accused could die in US prison

MOSCOW: RUSSIA: The father of a Russian man detained by the US on hacking charges warned on that his son would die without medical help, in yet another spat between Moscow and Washington.

14 Jul 2014


Oliver Stone gets rights to Snowden movie

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Hollywood director Oliver Stone has acquired movie rights to a political thriller penned by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer, who said he became fascinated by the fugitive's "moral choice."

12 Jun 2014


Snowden's father ignores advice, contacts son

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden revealed on Thursday (15 August) that the father of the US intelligence whistle-blower had for the first time contacted his son via the Internet in defiance of legal advice.

16 Aug 2013


Kaspersky Lab outlines key security trends in 2012; predicts core threats for 2013

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab's experts have outlined key security trends of 2012 and presented their views on the core threats of 2013. The most notable predictions for the next year include the continued rise of targeted attacks, cyber-espionage, and nation-state cyber-attacks, the evolving role of hacktivism, the development of controversial "legal" surveillance tools, and the increase in cybercriminal attacks targeting cloud-based services.

2 Jan 2013


Russia puts first sites on new Internet blacklist

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia has put into force a new law on the Internet that allows the government to block websites with banned content, prompting fears that it will be used to suppress free speech.

5 Nov 2012


Russia approves 'web censorship' bill

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The Russian parliament on Wednesday voted to approve a contentious bill that activists fear will introduce Internet censorship by blacklisting sites deemed as undesirable.

13 Jul 2012


780 new malicious programs designed to steal users' online banking data detected every day

MOSCOW, RUSSIA / JOHANNESBURG, SA: According to Kaspersky Security Network data, over the last three months Trojan bankers have been detected on an average of 2000 unique users' computers every day. Moreover, 780 signatures for new malicious programs that target sensitive financial information are added to Kaspersky Lab's antivirus database on a daily basis - that is 1.1% of the total number of malware detected every day by the company's software.

7 Feb 2012


Kaspersky Lab: Duqu, Stuxnet... Team created other malicious programs

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: New information on the infections with the Duqu and Stuxnet Trojans confirms that one team is behind this family of malicious programs, and also permits the assumption that a single platform was used, which is flexibly adaptable to specific targets. Besides, this platform may have been developed long before the Stuxnet epidemic and used more actively than has been thought up to now.

16 Jan 2012


Kaspersky Lab: Cyber threats in 2012... Targeted attacks, cyber warfare, mobile threats

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: From Hacktivism to Mac Malware, 2011 was a year full of IT security incidents. Kaspersky Lab's experts have picked out the key trends of the past 12 months and highlighted the major new features on the security landscape. Looking at these stories gives us an idea of what we can expect in 2012.

12 Jan 2012


Kaspersky issues report: Duqu Trogan poses biggest threat

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab has issued its malware report for October and finds that the Duqu Trogan is the most dangerous Mac OS malware to date.

10 Nov 2011


Kaspersky Lab releases Global IT Security Risks Survey results

MOSCOW, RUSSIA / JOHANNESBURG, SA: 91% of companies globally have experienced an IT threat over the last 12 months according to Kaspersky Lab's Global IT Security Risks Survey. In fact, over the period, 61% of the attacks were due to malware infection, 48% of companies have noticed an increase in the number of cyber attacks and 30% of companies have lost critical business data.

27 Oct 2011


Kaspersky Lab reports on malware in July 2011

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Cybercriminals switch to payments in frequent flyer miles and release new 'spy' for android... The experts at Kaspersky Lab present their monthly report about malicious activity on users' computers and on the Internet.

17 Aug 2011


Phishing attacks on Facebook and Habbo intensify

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: According to Kaspersky Lab's spam report for June 2011, the volume of spam in mail traffic increased slightly compared to May and averaged 83.3%, and there are new phishing targets.

1 Aug 2011

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