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War on cybercrime demands global campaign: Kaspersky CEO

Russian security expert warns of Chinese-speaking hackers' attacks on Japan

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said the number of new computer viruses detected has increased over 20% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.   © Reuters

MOSCOW -- International cooperation is crucial to fighting hackers, Kaspersky CEO Eugene Kaspersky told Nikkei in a recent interview, at a time when Chinese cybercriminals are more actively targeting Japan.

The Moscow-based company offers antivirus software and other information security products. It detects an average of 360,000 new malicious applications a day, up 20% to 25% since the coronavirus began spreading worldwide in the spring of 2020, the CEO said.

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