Press Release

Kaspersky Lab Announces the Evolution of Viruslist.com, Securelist.com is the New Home of Online Threat Intelligence

Woburn, MA - April 5, 2010 - With the amount of malware continuing to rise and the range of threats we face daily becoming increasingly diversified, Kaspersky Lab believes user education is the best first line of defense. As a cornerstone of its mission to keep users safe from malware and educate users about threats that exist online, Kaspersky Lab announces the Company's latest resource to help educate users, Securelist.

Securelist is the next generation of analytical Internet threat information, and takes the place of Viruslist. Securelist contains all of the latest information about current Internet threats and how to avoid them. Some of the information you will find on Securelist includes:

Threats

This section contains four sub-sections including:

  • What We Detect - How do Kaspersky Lab products and analysts detect and eliminate malware,
  • Spam and Phishing - What they are and how can you avoid them,
  • Vulnerabilities and Hackers - Learn how hackers exploit software loopholes and cracks to steal your data, and learn tips on how to stay safe,
  • Internal Threats - Tips for IT practitioners on how to recognize internal threats and how to prevent malicious insider activity.

Analysis

This section is similar to the previous version found on Viruslist and will be updated with the latest analytical articles from our virus analyst team.

Blog

This section is the same as the current blog on Viruslist.com, but made more interactive with a user rating system. You can also search content by user ratings and popularity.

Descriptions

This portion of the site provides the latest malware descriptions, along with the technical details, information on what the malware does to a user's system and removal instructions.

Glossary

This section will be a great resource for any visitors with common security questions. The glossary explains common security industry terms in detail, and also lists the most popular terms that have been searched for.

Alexander Gostev, Head of Kaspersky Lab's Global Research & Analysis Team, will serve as the Editor in Chief of the site. Content will be contributed from many internal Kaspersky Lab resources, as well as other security industry specialists.

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Alexander Gostev, Head of Kaspersky Lab's Global Research & Analysis Team

Kaspersky Lab

"Securelist combines information about malware, spam and internal threats to create a resource that reflects the expert knowledge of some of the IT security industry's leading specialists. The explosive growth in the number and diversity of the threats we face these days necessitates that we get the information out quickly and offer some serious analysis of the problem. At the same time, we have tried to move away from the heavy, academic style of Viruslist.com and create a more engaging, interactive site for our readers. Content on the site won't just come from our own analysts, but will include contributions from other industry specialists who possess extensive knowledge of the information security business."

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth defense at work, at home and on the road for home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises, protecting more than 250 million systems around the globe. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of approximately 100 of the industry's leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com/. Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KasperskyLabAmericas. Follow @Kaspersky on Twitter.

For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.securelist.com/. Follow @Securelist on Twitter.

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