Kaspersky Lab announced today that its security experts discovered the criminals behind the Lurk banking Trojan used legitimate software for infection purposes. Users that installed legitimate remote access software from the developer’s website, ammyy.com, unwittingly had malware leaked on their machines.
WOBURN, MA - October 29, 2007 - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, today announced its Kaspersky Mobile Security product was awarded a Silver Star Mobile Star™ from MobileVillage®, the leader in market development and news services about mobile technology.
Kaspersky Mobile Security was recognized in the Consumer Software: Mobile Security (AntiVirus & Firewall) category for its easy-to-manage and reliable protection for smartphones against malicious programs and SMS and MMS spam messages.
"We take particular pride in awards selected by our everyday users as validation that Kaspersky is delivering on our promise of complete, reliable protection in the mobile space," said Steve Orenberg, president, Kaspersky Lab. "This recognition further highlights the tremendous in-roads Kaspersky has made in mobile security as we safeguard our customers' data for every part of their professional and personal lives."
The annual Mobile Star Awards™ aim to honor and promote the best companies, products, deployments and leaders in mobile and wireless technology. Winners are chosen by subscribers to Go Mobile®, MobileVillage's free online newsletter sent to technology executives, mobile professionals, IT managers, developers and top tech journalists.
"Today there are more mobile and wireless products, and more mobile users than ever before," says MobileVillage Editor Gary Thayer. "So there's a natural need for people to see and compare what's out there. This year nearly 2,000 MobileVillage readers cast votes. These people have a great knowledge of mobile products and success stories, and are eager to share that knowledge with others."
About Kaspersky Lab:
Kaspersky Lab delivers the world's most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry's fastest outbreak response time for large enterprises, SMBs, home users and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of more than 100 of the industry's leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.
Founded in 1993, MobileVillage is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless enterprise computing in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through "Best of Breed" solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile® newsletter, a Mobile Mentors™ program, and popular annual Mobile Star Awards™ program. Visit MobileVillage online at www.mobilevillage.com.
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