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Convuster: macOS adware now in Rust

Introduction Traditionally, most malicious objects detected on the macOS platform are adware: besides the already familiar Shlayer family, the TOP 10 includes Bnodlero, Cimpli, Adload and Pirrit adware. As a rule, most tend to be written in C, Objective-C or Swift. Recently, however, cybercriminals have been paying increased attention to new programming lang
Publish At:2021-03-18 06:42 | Read:265 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware descriptions Adware Apple MacOS Malware Descriptions

Good old malware for the new Apple Silicon platform

Introduction A short while ago, Apple released Mac computers with the new chip called Apple M1. The unexpected release was a milestone in the Apple hardware industry. However, as technology evolves, we also observe a growing interest in the newly released platform from malware adversaries. This inevitably leads us to new malware samples compiled for the Appl
Publish At:2021-03-12 06:24 | Read:331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware descriptions Adware Apple MacOS Malware Technologies

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2020. Statistics

All statistics in this report are from the global cloud service Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which receives information from components in our security solutions. The data was obtained from users who have given their consent to it being sent to KSN. Millions of Kaspersky users around the globe assist us in this endeavor to collect information about mali
Publish At:2020-12-15 06:20 | Read:647 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Apple MacOS Financial m

APT annual review: What the world’s threat actors got up to in 2020

We track the ongoing activities of more than 900 advanced threat actors; you can find our quarterly overviews here, here and here. Here we try to focus on what we consider to be the most interesting trends and developments of the last 12 months. This is based on our visibility in the threat landscape; and it’s important to note that no single vendor ha
Publish At:2020-12-03 07:18 | Read:649 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Apple iOS Apple MacOS A

IT threat evolution Q3 2020. Non-mobile statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q3: Kaspersky solutions blocked 1,416,295,227 attacks launched from online resources across the globe. 456,573,467 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by Web
Publish At:2020-11-20 07:18 | Read:547 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Inter

IT threat evolution Q2 2020. PC statistics

IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Review IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Mobile statistics These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q2: Kaspersky solutions blocked 899,744,810 attacks launched from online resourc
Publish At:2020-09-03 16:30 | Read:692 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Inter

MATA: Multi-platform targeted malware framework

As the IT and OT environment becomes more complex, adversaries are quick to adapt their attack strategy. For example, as users’ work environments diversify, adversaries are busy acquiring the TTPs to infiltrate systems. Recently, we reported to our Threat Intelligence Portal customers a similar malware framework that internally we called MATA. The MATA
Publish At:2020-07-22 06:56 | Read:999 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Apple MacOS APT Cybercrime Lazarus Linu

IT threat evolution Q1 2020

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Operation AppleJeus: the sequel In 2018, we published a report on Operation AppleJeus, one of the more notable campaigns of the threat actor Lazarus, currently one of the most active and prolific APT groups. One notable feature of this campaign was that it marked the first time Lazarus had targeted macOS targets, with t
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:11 | Read:1170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple iOS Apple MacOS APT Data leak

IT threat evolution Q1 2020. Statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts for Kaspersky products received from users who consented to providing statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, Kaspersky solutions blocked 726,536,269 attacks launched from online resources in 203 countries across the globe. A total of 442,039,230 unique URLs were recognize
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:11 | Read:926 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Googl

Hiding in plain sight: PhantomLance walks into a market

In July 2019, Dr. Web reported about a backdoor trojan in Google Play, which appeared to be sophisticated and unlike common malware often uploaded for stealing victims’ money or displaying ads. So, we conducted an inquiry of our own, discovering a long-term campaign, which we dubbed “PhantomLance”, its earliest registered domain dating back
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:09 | Read:1063 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Apple MacOS APT Backdoor Google Android

Financial Cyberthreats in 2019

Methodology Financial cyberthreats are malicious programs that target users of services such as online banking, e-money, and cryptocurrency, or that attempt to gain access to financial organizations and their infrastructure. These threats are usually accompanied by spam and phishing activities, with malicious users creating fake financial-themed pages and em
Publish At:2020-04-16 07:00 | Read:1632 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Apple MacOS ATM Electronic Payments Fi

Operation AppleJeus Sequel

The Lazarus group is currently one of the most active and prolific APT actors. In 2018, Kaspersky published a report on one of their campaigns, named Operation AppleJeus. Notably, this operation marked the first time Lazarus had targeted macOS users, with the group inventing a fake company in order to deliver their manipulated application and exploit the hig
Publish At:2020-01-08 06:05 | Read:3041 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Apple MacOS Cryptocurrencies Lazarus Ma

IT threat evolution Q3 2019

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Mobile espionage targeting the Middle East At the end of June we reported the details of a highly targeted campaign that we dubbed ‘Operation ViceLeaker’ involving the spread of malicious Android samples via instant messaging. The campaign affected several dozen victims in Israel and Iran. We discovered this
Publish At:2019-11-30 13:05 | Read:4843 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS APT connected car Cyber

IT threat evolution Q3 2019. Statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network: Kaspersky solutions blocked 989,432,403 attacks launched from online resources in 203 countries across the globe. 560,025,316 unique URLs were recognized as malicious
Publish At:2019-11-30 13:05 | Read:5335 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Inter

Threats to macOS users

Introduction The belief that there are no threats for the macOS operating system (or at least no serious threats) has been bandied about for decades. The owners of MacBooks and iMacs are only rivaled by Linux users in terms of the level of confidence in their own security, and we must admit that they are right to a certain degree: compared to Windows-based s
Publish At:2019-09-19 18:20 | Read:1771 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Research Apple MacOS Malware Descriptions Phishing