Kaspersky Lab announced today its experts have discovered a new version of the RAA ransomware, a malware written entirely on JScript.
Woburn, MA – March 27, 2012–Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announced that it is now offering Kaspersky Mobile Security and Kaspersky Tablet Security apps in Samsung Apps, the Samsung application store. These Kaspersky Lab security solutions can be downloaded to Samsung devices running Android all over the world. They are available online in nine languages: Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish.
Commenting on the agreement with Samsung, Garry Kondakov, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Kaspersky Lab, said: “We are happy to be further strengthening our cooperation with Samsung. We’ve put a lot of effort into developing our best-in-the-class solutions for tablets and mobile devices. This segment is one of the top priorities for us in the nearest future. Having Kaspersky Lab’s solutions in Samsung Apps will help us not only to expand our distribution channels, but also to strengthen our global presence and brand recognition.”
Kaspersky Lab products downloaded from the Samsung Apps have an extended trial period: in the first month customers will be able to use the product for free. After the first month Samsung users will be offered the products at a reduced price.
Kaspersky Mobile Security is a user-friendly, reliable solution that protects mobile devices from network attacks, malware that targets mobile platforms, and SMS spam. And should a smartphone be lost or stolen, the data in its memory can be blocked or wiped, even if the SIM has been removed. It supports the most popular smartphone platforms, such as Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Blackberry, and for some of them provides tools to safely encrypt user data in addition to the standard protection from malware, and anti-loss/theft functionality.
Kaspersky Tablet Security provides comprehensive anti-malware protection for this relatively new type of device. Tailored specially to tablets’ particular hardware and interface characteristics, it delivers automatic virus-scanning of downloaded apps and cloud-enabled protection for rapid reaction against new viruses, spyware, Trojans, bots and more. The new version of the product implemented with anti-theft features will also be available in Samsung Apps in the nearest future.
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 computer defense for more than 300 million systems around the globe, including home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of nearly 100 of industry leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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