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During the first three months of the year, Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered a wave of new APT activity based mainly in Asia – more than 30% of Q1 reports were dedicated to threat operations in this region. A peak of activity was also observed in the Middle East with a number of new techniques used by actors. These and other trends are covered in Kaspersky Lab’s...

Computrade Technology Philippines, Inc., (CTP) a member of IT Infrastructure Solutions company CTI Group, has entered into new partnerships with Varonis,  SAS, and Flowmon Networks. CTP Managing Director Teddy Sumulong is confident that the latest partnerships will take Computrade to the next level as a total IT solutions company. “The new alliances align perfectly with our corporate direction and leverage our offerings into a comprehensive suite of products and services for a whole spectrum of clients, from the private sector to government...

Cyber criminals who have been employing ransomware to make money are now shifting interest to cryptojacking or cryptocurrency mining activities as an alternative revenue source due to the increasing cryptocurrency values. As a result, detections of coinminer activities on endpoint computers ballooned to 1.7-million at end-2017, registering a significant increase of...

Kaspersky Lab’s researchers discovered that more and more cyber criminals are turning their attention to malicious software that mines cryptocurrencies at the expense of users’ mobile devices. These criminals are getting greedier and now use not only malware, but also risk tools, hiding mining capacities in popular football and VPN applications to profit from...

In today’s digital world, it has become commonplace for couples to depend on devices to communicate and stay connected to each other. However, according to the latest Kaspersky Lab study, there are not only pros of “connected love” but also cons that should be taken into account. For example, 55% of couples have argued about device overuse, highlighting how...

Kaspersky Lab has become the latest company to join forces with the Merchant Risk Council as Premier Solution Provider. The move further demonstrates Kaspersky Lab’s commitment to helping online retailers and eCommerce businesses protect themselves and their customers from fraudsters. The Merchant Risk Council brings together a diverse mix of over 500 member companies,...

The ASEAN Foundation and enterprise software company SAP SE have launched the ASEAN Data Science Explorers 2018. The programme, which is in its second year running, aims to inspire and catalyse ASEAN youth activism. It targets tertiary students across all 10 ASEAN member states to harness the power of data, gain insights by leveraging the SAP Analytics Cloud and deliver ideas or recommendations to...

A team of Microsoft researchers said Wednesday that they believe they have created the first machine translation system that can translate sentences of news articles from Chinese to English with the same quality and accuracy as a person. Researchers in the company’s Asia and U.S. labs said that their system achieved human parity on a commonly used test set of news stories, called newstest2017, which was developed by a group of industry and academic partners and released at a research conference called WMT17 last fall. To ensure the...

The Document Foundation (TDF) announced LibreOffice 5.4.6, the sixth minor release of LibreOffice 5.4 family currently targeted at mainstream users and enterprises. TDF suggests to mainstream users and enterprises to deploy LibreOffice with the backing of certified developers, migrators and trainers (an updated list is available at https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/)....

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced the availability of Amazon Aurora in the AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) region.  Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible database engine for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) that  combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness...