Malware that targets users of e-payment and online banking systems are
among the most dangerous types of cyber-attacks. A successful attack can result
in money being stolen from a user’s bank account with little chance of getting
it back. As online payment services and banking systems become more popular, the
need for security protection of these systems increases. Security solutions are
now expected to provide a high level of security that includes protection from
cyber-attacks targeting banks.
The ultimate goal of MRG Effitas’s Online
Banking/Browser Security Assessment Project Q2 2013 was to evaluate how well the
leading security solutions were able to analyze the behavior of other programs.
Two types of tests were performed:
Detecting and blocking of the
continually evolving Zeus Trojan (a total of 100 in-the-wild samples of
this widespread financial malware were used in testing throughout Q2)
Blocking of Man-in-the-Browser (MitB)
attacks where cybercriminals try to intercept data from the browser during an
online banking session.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 demonstrated its 100%
effectiveness in both tests by detecting and blocking all 100 Zeus samples,
faultlessly identifying the malicious functionality of the simulators, and
blocking all attempts at data interception. A total of 21 security solutions
took part in the test. Apart from the Kaspersky Lab solution, only eight other
products demonstrated a high level of protection against online banking attacks.
This is not the first time the Kaspersky Lab
solution’s advanced protection has earned a top award from MRG Effitas. In
November 2012 the experts at the independent organization gave Kaspersky
Internet Security 2013 its seal of approval for financial data security.
Kaspersky Internet Security combines a series of
cutting-edge technologies to combat all types of malware and Internet-based
threats including financial attacks, as well as anti-phishing and anti-spam
technologies and parental controls to block threats targeting children. The latest
version of the solution – Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 – which integrates a
number of new protection technologies with all the benefits of the previous
version, is now available in the U.S.
Quote: Oleg Ishanov, Director of the Anti-Malware
“Specialized tests assessing
the quality of protection against banking attacks are rarely performed despite
the growing popularity and complexity of these threats. MRG Effitas is known
for deep expertise in this area and its tests deserve special attention. The
test involving the use of the simulators is of particular interest because it
checks how a product fares against the most sophisticated types of attack when
most malware detection technologies are powerless. Thanks to our Safe Money
technology our product prevented the theft of any user data and protected it in
all test scenarios.”
About Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky
Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection
solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security
solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 15-year history
Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective
digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky
Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently
operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing
protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, John
Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 2, 2013.
* *The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by
Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide
Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July
2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of
endpoint security solutions in 2011.