Kaspersky Lab is today announcing that it is offering free security protection software available on the LinkedIn Safety Centre , providing users with an easily accessible and secure way to protect themselves online. The LinkedIn Safety Centre is designed to provide LinkedIn’s more than 225 million members with the tools and knowledge to protect their identity and data on the Internet. In support of the initiative, Kaspersky Lab is offering a free 90-day trial of Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 and Kaspersky Security for Mac as part of the Safety Center .
The amount of malicious activity on social networking sites has been dramatically increasing each year as cybercriminals identify new ways to infect users. According to Kaspersky Lab data, in the first half of 2012, 80 percent of all compromised computers were attacked while browsing the web. Additionally, in 2012, phishers’ top targets were social networking sites (24.5 percent). To reflect this growing trend, Kaspersky Lab has expanded its efforts to increase online security through offer agreements with established social networking organisations, such as LinkedIn.
Steve Orenberg, President at Kaspersky Lab, North America commented, “As the threat landscape continues to target social networking users, Kaspersky Lab is making a concerted effort to integrate its research, security intelligence and technology solutions with established social networking organisations. By working with LinkedIn, Kaspersky Lab will be at the forefront to both educate and equip their users with the most secure internet security solutions.”
For more information on the dangers of social networking and how users can protect themselves, please visit Kaspersky Lab’s Dangers While Social Networking Infographic.