Kaspersky’s annual Security Analysts’ Summit couldn’t go ahead in a physical location this year, so the company gathered 1 400 analysts from around the world to participate in a virtual event. Kathy Gibson reports


Changed perimeter puts network at risk

Cyber crooks haven’t taken a holiday while the world is in lockdown.

Eugene Kaspersky points out that, during quarantine, we have seen an increase of about 10% in malware. “The cyber crooks are exploiting the situation.

“Some of them are hacking medical institutions as well,” Kaspersky adds. “I think at this time hacking and damaging medical institutions is terrorism.”

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What does the future of security look like?\

The cyber security industry will need to make some fundamental changes in order to be relevant in a post-pandemic world.

The move to remote working driven by global Covid-19 lockdowns means that security spend is inevitably going to go up. And the security issues are going to be different as well.

Security and cloud are both front and centre for CIOs looking to ensure their systems are geared for the new realities.

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PhantomLance targets mobile devices

As mobile devices become the most popular way for people to access  the Internet, mobile advanced persistent threats (APTs), have the ability to affect thousands if not millions of smartphone users.

Alexey Firsh, security researcher at Kaspersky, offers details on the Android-based PhantomLance malware that is currently affecting some Google Play users.

Researchers first identified the malware in July 2019, and followed up with further investigation.

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