Press Release

Kaspersky Lab Brings the Cyberworld into Focus with Real-time Statistics

Woburn, MA – May 21, 2014 - Kaspersky Lab announces today Kaspersky-cyberstat.com, a dedicated destination that gathers together statistical information from all over the world about what people are doing on the web, what devices they use and what threats they face. The site provides unique statistical data showcased in various charts that are updated in real time.

The charts pay particular attention to cyber threats by showing what malware is currently most active, the most widespread online threats, lists of countries most frequently attacked over the previous month and the number of different malware samples detected today.

To complete the picture, data about cyber threats is complemented with statistical information on the total number of Internet users worldwide, including those users who have only recently started using the Internet this year. Visitors to this new resource will be able to see how many emails were sent in the last year worldwide, the number of blog posts or tweets written in the last 24 hours, how many new mobile phones were sold today, how many sites were hacked and more.

The statistics on the portal are taken partly from the Kaspersky Security Network cloud-based service, which provides real-time information about new threats, detected by Kaspersky Lab products. Statistics are also derived from other sources, in particular from the online statistical services worldometers.info and realityclock.com.

Information on new cyber threats is processed by the Company’s antivirus analysts, who are based all over the world. Working in different time zones, the experts provide continuous scanning of the Web for new malware. Newly detected threats are immediately added to the antivirus databases of all Kaspersky Lab products. For insight into the analysts’ work and a unique view of the company’s antivirus lab in Moscow, take our virtual tour. In addition to the statistical portal, Kaspersky Lab recently launched an online interactive cyber threat map that displays cyber incidents worldwide in real-time.

Quote:
Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director, Global Research & Analysis Team
Kaspersky Lab
“The number of Internet users is growing significantly every day, as is the number of devices available and, unfortunately, the number and variety of cyber threats. The number of malicious mobile applications alone in our ‘collections’ exceeds 11 million. By creating an accurate picture of the cyber world with our own and third-party statistical data, we endeavored to show that cyberspace is expanding at an unbelievable rate and this growth not only provides new opportunities, but also brings new risks.”

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 16-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.

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Media Contact
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* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.