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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:376 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Apple MacOS Financial m

The story of the year: remote work

The coronavirus pandemic has caused sudden, sweeping change around the world. The necessary social distancing measures are having an impact on all of us. One large part of society that has been affected by these measures more than others is the employed. While direct customer facing businesses like restaurants and retailers have had to change their opening h
Publish At:2020-12-10 07:00 | Read:453 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Instant Messengers Mali

Researchers call for a determined path to cybersecurity

Despite our continuous research efforts to detect cyberattacks and enable defense, we often feel that we, as members of a global community, are failing to achieve an adequate level of cybersecurity. This is threatening the proper development and use of information technologies and digital assets, and as a consequence, most of society’s current and futu
Publish At:2020-12-07 07:37 | Read:420 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Opinion Cybercrime Security Policies Targeted Attac

The chronicles of Emotet

More than six years have passed since the banking Trojan Emotet was first detected. During this time it has repeatedly mutated, changed direction, acquired partners, picked up modules, and generally been the cause of high-profile incidents and multimillion-dollar losses. The malware is still in fine fettle, and remains one of the most potent cybersecurity th
Publish At:2020-12-04 06:42 | Read:808 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware descriptions Botnets Thematic Spam Trojan T

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:498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Apple iOS Apple MacOS A

What did DeathStalker hide between two ferns?

DeathStalker is a threat actor who has been active starting 2012 at least, and we exposed most of his past activities in a previous article, as well as during a GREAT Ideas conference in August 2020. The actor draught our attention in 2018, because of distinctive attacks characteristics that did not fit the usual cybercrime or state-sponsored activities, mak
Publish At:2020-12-03 06:07 | Read:386 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Cybercrime Malware Descriptions Malware

Education predictions 2021

Changes in the education system have been brewing for a long time, with digitalization as the main direction of this transformation. The breakthrough came this year as about 1.5 billion students were unable to attend school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, educational systems all over the world underwent significant change. Educators were forced to
Publish At:2020-12-02 10:37 | Read:376 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Cybercrime Internet of

ICS threat predictions for 2021

We present our vision of what challenges industrial cybersecurity will soon be (or already is) facing, and what to expect from cybercriminals in 2021. Random infections Infections will tend to be less random or have non-random follow-ups, as cybercriminals have spent the past several years profiling randomly infected computers that are connected to industri
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Healthcare security in 2021

The pandemic has turned 2020 into a year of medicine and information technology. The remarkable surge in the criticality level of medical infrastructure, coupled with feasible across-the-board digitalization, led to many of our last year’s predictions coming true much sooner than expected. As we foresaw, there has been an increase in attacks on medical
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Dox, steal, reveal. Where does your personal data end up?

The technological shift that we have been experiencing for the last few decades is astounding, not least because of its social implications. Every year the online and offline spheres have become more and more connected and are now completely intertwined, leading to online actions having real consequences in the physical realm — both good and bad. One of the
Publish At:2020-12-01 07:19 | Read:387 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Research Cyberbullying Cybercrime Darknet Data leak

Cyberthreats to financial organizations in 2021

It is hard to believe that a year has gone since our last article on financial attacks and our predictions for 2020. It has been a tough one, but first things first. Let us review the forecasts we made at the end of 2019 and see how accurate we were. Then we will go through the key events of 2020 relating to financial attacks. Finally, we need to make a fore
Publish At:2020-11-30 07:55 | Read:547 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin ATM attacks Bitcoin Cre

Lookalike domains and how to outfox them

Our colleagues already delved into how cybercriminals attack companies through compromised email addresses of employees, and how to protect against such attacks using SPF, DKIM and DMARC technologies. But despite the obvious pluses of these solutions, there is a way to bypass them that we want to discuss. But let’s start from a different angle: how rel
Publish At:2020-11-24 07:37 | Read:328 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Security technologies Malicious spam Phishing Secur

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:363 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Inter

IT threat evolution Q3 2020

Targeted attacks MATA: Lazarus’s multi-platform targeted malware framework The more sophisticated threat actors are continually developing their TTPs (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures) and the toolsets they use to compromise the systems of their targets. However, malicious toolsets used to target multiple platforms are rare, because they required sig
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IT threat evolution Q3 2020 Mobile statistics

The statistics presented here draw on detection verdicts returned by Kaspersky products and received from users who consented to providing statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, the third quarter saw: 1,189 797 detected malicious installers, of which 39,051 packages were related to mobile banking trojans; 6063 packages
Publish At:2020-11-20 06:07 | Read:411 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Adware Malware Statistics Ransomwar

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