ShadowPad in corporate networks

by GReAT
15 Aug 2017 at 6:00pm
In July 2017, during an investigation, suspicious DNS requests were identified in a partner?s network. The source of the queries was a software package produced by NetSarang. Our analysis showed that recent versions of the software had been surreptitiously modified to include an encrypted payload...

IT threat evolution Q2 2017

by David Emm
15 Aug 2017 at 9:00am
The threat from ransomware continues to grow. Between April 2016 and March 2017, we blocked ransomware on the computers of 2,581,026 Kaspersky Lab customers. In May, we saw the biggest ransomware epidemic in history, called WannaCry.

IT threat evolution Q2 2017. Statistics

by Roman Unuchek
15 Aug 2017 at 9:00am
According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 342, 566, 061 malicious attacks from online resources located in 191 countries all over the world.

The return of Mamba ransomware

by Anton Ivanov
9 Aug 2017 at 2:00pm
At the end of 2016, there was a major attack against San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency. The attack was done using Mamba ransomware. This month, we noted that the group behind this ransomware has resumed their attacks against corporations.

APT Trends report Q2 2017

by GReAT
8 Aug 2017 at 2:00pm
Since 2014, Kaspersky Lab?s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has been providing threat intelligence reports to a wide-range of customers worldwide, leading to the delivery of a full and dedicated private reporting service. Prior to the new service offering, GReAT published research onlin...

Steganography in contemporary cyberattacks

by Alexey Shulmin
3 Aug 2017 at 9:00am
Today, a dangerous new trend is emerging: steganography is increasingly being used by actors creating malware and cyber-espionage tools. Most modern anti-malware solutions provide little, if any, protection from steganography, while any carrier in which a payload can be secretly carried poses a p...

DDoS attacks in Q2 2017

by Alexander Khalimonenko
1 Aug 2017 at 9:00am
The second quarter quite clearly showed that the DDoS-attack threat is perceived rather seriously. Some companies were prepared to pay cybercriminals literally after their first demand without waiting for the attack itself. This set off a whole new wave of fraud involving money extortion under th...

A new era in mobile banking Trojans

by Roman Unuchek
31 Jul 2017 at 9:00am
In mid-July 2017, we found a new modification of the well-known mobile banking malware family Svpeng ? In this modification, the cybercriminals have added new functionality: it now also works as a keylogger, stealing entered text through the use of accessibility...

CowerSnail, from the creators of SambaCry

by Sergey Yunakovsky
25 Jul 2017 at 1:32pm
We recently reported about SambaCry, a new family of Linux Trojans exploiting a vulnerability in the Samba protocol. A week later, Kaspersky Lab analysts managed to detect a malicious program for Windows that was apparently created by the same group responsible for SambaCry.

Spring Dragon ? Updated Activity

by Noushin Shabab
24 Jul 2017 at 9:05am
In the beginning of 2017, Kaspersky Lab became aware of new activities by an APT actor we have been tracking for several years called Spring Dragon (also known as LotusBlossom). Information about the new attacks arrived from a research partner in Taiwan and we decided to review the actor?s tools,...

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