Eugene Kaspersky is the chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab and is one of the world’s leading IT security experts. In 1997, he founded Kaspersky Lab, the world’s leading developer of security software. Nowadays, the company operates in nearly 200 countries around the world.
For Kaspersky, the biggest danger and the major threat to information security is the Internet users’ anonymity. He is one of those who warn about the ongoing cyberwar and describes four basic groups of cyber-attackers:
- Criminals - the vast majority of cyber-attacks committed for money, criminals turn to various forms of blackmailing and fraud
- Internet activists (hackers) - according to Kaspersky, their goal is to damage the reputation of companies or other institutions
- Government attackers - are an alternative to military attacks aimed at harming other states or performing espionage
- Cybernetic terrorists - attacking in order to harm governments or businesses
In the world of the Internet, there is only a very narrow boundary between the listed types of attacks, ie criminal, reputational, sabotage, espionage and terrorist attacks.
Kaspersky claims that Kapsersky Lab is registering a huge amount of malware, but is unable to detect what it is used for specifically.