Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1040 KSN Report: Mobile ransomware in 2014-2016
From April 2014 to March 2015, Kaspersky Lab security solutions for Android protected 35,413 users from mobile ransomware. A year later the number had increased almost four-fold to136,532 users. The share of users attacked with ransomware as a proportion of users attacked with any kind of malware also increased: from 2.04% in 2014-2015 to 4.63% in 2015-2016. The growth curve may be less that that seen for PC ransomware, but it is still significant enough to confirm a worrying trend.

The geography of mobile ransomware is quite similar to the one for PC ransomware, with a few notable differences. In 2014-2015 the percentage of mobile users attacked with ransomware was fairly low, much lower than that seen for PCs.
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#1048 Foxit patches 12 vulnerabilities in PDF reader
#1047 YSTS X: The highlights of the COOLEST security conference in Brazil
#1046 Android Trojan malware makes hackers $500,000
#1045 Facebook malware: tag me if you can
#1044 Ransomware attacks may trigger breach notifications
#1043 OWASP Application Security Verification Standard 3.0.1 (PDF)
#1042 Dangerous keyboard app has more than 50 million downloads
#1041 Thirty percent of Android devices susceptible to 24 critical vulnerabilities
#1040 KSN Report: Mobile ransomware in 2014-2016
#1039 A massive financial crime and terrorism database has leaked
#1038 WiFi wave2 gets multi-gigabit, multi-user boost with upgrades to 802.11ac
#1037 Google's 'FASTER' 9000km, 60Tbps transpacific fiber optics cable completed
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