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Who Else is Using your Servers? Kaspersky Lab Exposes Massive Underground Market Selling Over 70,000 Hacked Servers

Kaspersky Lab researchers have investigated a global forum where cybercriminals can buy and sell access to compromised servers for as little as $6 each. The xDedic marketplace, which appears to be run by a Russian-speaking group, currently lists 70,624 hacked Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers for sale. The Philippines is among the top 50 countries with hacked servers listed in xDedic.

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New research from Kaspersky Lab reveals kids are addicted to online friendships

Peer pressure is having a big impact on how children communicate with each other, making them more dependent on staying connected to the Internet, according to new research carried out by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids & Youth.

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Fighting Ransomware: Kaspersky Lab Saved $53 mln for its Clients in 2015

Kaspersky Lab has announced that in 2015, its solutions protected 443,920 users and corporate customers worldwide from crypto-ransomware, depriving cybercriminals of nearly $53 million in illegal earnings.

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Kaspersky Lab Press Release: A Third of Consumers Willing to Ditch Their Friends for Their Smartphone [WATCH]

An experiment, which asked participants to rate various people and objects in their lives in order of importance, has discovered that 37.4 per cent of participants rate their smartphone as more, or equally, important as their close friends. The results of the experiment, which was conducted by the universities of Würzburg and Nottingham Trent, on behalf of Kaspersky Lab, show that smartphones are set to overtake friends in importance.

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Kaspersky Lab Assists in Russia’s Largest Cybercriminal Arrest: The Hackers Who Stole $45 Million

Kaspersky Lab experts and Sberbank, one of Russia’s largest banks, worked closely with Russian Law Enforcement Agencies in an investigation into the Lurk gang that has now resulted in the arrest of 50 people. Those detained are suspected of involvement in the creation of infected computers networks that resulted in the theft of more than 45 million dollars (3 billion rubles) from banks, other financial institutions and businesses since 2011. This is the largest ever arrest of hackers to have taken place in Russia.

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YesBoss acquires PH Startup HeyKuya

Indonesia’s first virtual personal assistant service YesBoss announced today that it has acquired HeyKuya, a Philippine-based personal assistant service, for an undisclosed amount. The said acquisition is YesBoss initial move for aggressive regional expansion.

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