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Kaspersky Lab To Offer Free Security Protection Via LinkedIn

New Safety Center is designed to provide LinkedIn's members with the tools and knowledge to protect their identity and data on the Internet

Woburn, MA – May 29, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announced it is offering free security protection software available on the LinkedIn Safety Center, providing users with an easily accessible and secure way to protect themselves online. The LinkedIn Safety Center 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% 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 organizations, such as LinkedIn.

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.

Quotes:

Steve Orenberg, President

Kaspersky Lab, North America

"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 organizations. 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."

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world's top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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