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Old Malware Tricks To Bypass Detection in the Age of Big Data

Kaspersky Lab has been tracking a targeted attack actor’s activities in Japan and South Korea recently. This attacker has been using the XXMM malware toolkit, which was named after an original project path revealed through a pdb string inside the file: “C:Users123documentsvisual studio 2010Projectsxxmm2Releasetest2.pdb”. We came across an u
Publish At:2017-04-16 11:45 | Read:1621 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Research APT Cyber espionage Malware Descriptions Malwa

Mobile malware evolution 2016

The year in figures In 2016, Kaspersky Lab detected the following: 8,526,221 malicious installation packages 128,886 mobile banking Trojans 261,214 mobile ransomware Trojans Trends of the year Growth in the popularity of malicious programs using super-user rights, primarily advertising Trojans. Distribution of malware via Google Play and advertising servi
Publish At:2017-02-28 10:10 | Read:2381 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Android Financ

Spam and phishing in 2016

The year in figures According to Kaspersky Lab, in 2016: The proportion of spam in email flows was 58.31%, which is 3.03 percentage points more than in 2015. 62.16% of spam emails were no more than 2 KB in size. 12.08% of spam was sent from the US. Trojan.Win32.Bayrob was the most popular malware family distributed via email. Germany (14.13%) was the countr
Publish At:2017-02-20 12:50 | Read:2802 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Malicious spam

The “EyePyramid” attacks

On January 10, 2017, a court order was declassified by the Italian police, in regards to a chain of cyberattacks directed at top Italian government members and institutions. The attacks leveraged a malware named “EyePyramid” to target a dozen politicians, bankers, prominent freemasons and law enforcement personalities in Italy. These included Fab
Publish At:2017-01-12 13:40 | Read:7420 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured Incidents Cybercrime Malware Descriptions Spea

Spam and phishing in Q3 2016

 Download the full report (PDF) Spam: quarterly highlights Malicious spam Throughout 2016 we have registered a huge amount of spam with malicious attachments; in the third quarter, this figure once again increased significantly. According to KSN data, in Q3 2016 the number of email antivirus detections totaled 73,066,751. Most malicious attachments cont
Publish At:2016-11-12 08:35 | Read:2345 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Quarterly Spam Reports Malicious spam Malw

Lurk Banker Trojan: Exclusively for Russia

One piece of advice that often appears in closed message boards used by Russian cybercriminals is “Don’t work with RU”. This is a kind of instruction given by more experienced Russian criminals to the younger generation. It can be interpreted as: “don’t steal money from people in Russia, don’t infect their machines, don
Publish At:2016-06-10 11:50 | Read:2018 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured Research Banking Trojan Internet Banking Malwa

Spam and phishing in Q1 2016

Spam: features of the quarter Trending: dramatic increase in volume of malicious spam The first quarter of 2016 saw a dramatic increase in the number of unsolicited emails containing malicious attachments. Over the last two years the number of email antivirus detections on computers with a Kaspersky Lab product installed fluctuated between 3 and 6 million. A
Publish At:2016-05-12 13:25 | Read:3443 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Quarterly Spam Reports Malicious spam Malw

Petya: the two-in-one trojan

Infecting the Master Boot Record (MBR) and encrypting files is nothing new in the world of malicious programs. Back in 1994, the virus OneHalf emerged that infected MBRs and encrypted the disk contents. However, that virus did not extort money. In 2011, MBR blocker Trojans began spreading (Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Mbro) that infected the MBR and prevented the ope
Publish At:2016-05-04 09:20 | Read:2134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Research Malware Descriptions Ransomware

Locky: the encryptor taking the world by storm

In February 2016, the Internet was shaken by an epidemic caused by the new ransomware Trojan Locky (detected by Kaspersky Lab products as Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Locky). The Trojan has been actively propagating up to the present day. Kaspersky Lab products have reported attempts to infect users with the Trojan in 114 countries around the world. Analysis of the s
Publish At:2016-04-06 09:20 | Read:4115 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured Research Macros Malware Descriptions Malware T

Mobile malware evolution 2015

The year in figures In 2015, Kaspersky Lab detected the following: 2,961,727 malicious installation packages 884,774 new malicious mobile programs – a threefold increase from the previous year 7,030 mobile banking Trojans Trends of the year Rise in the number of malicious attachments the user is unable to delete. Cybercriminals actively using phishing win
Publish At:2016-02-23 08:00 | Read:2604 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Android Financ

Kaspersky Security Bulletin. Spam and phishing in 2015

The year in figures According to Kaspersky Lab, in 2015 The proportion of spam in email flows was 55.28%, which is 11.48 percentage points lower than in 2014. 79% of spam emails were no more than 2 KB in size. 15.2% of spam was sent from the US. 146,692,256 instances that triggered the ‘Antiphishing’ system were recorded. Russia suffered the hig
Publish At:2016-02-05 10:25 | Read:4422 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Malicious spam

From Linux to Windows – New Family of Cross-Platform Desktop Backdoors Discovered

Background Recently we came across a new family of cross-platform backdoors for desktop environments. First we got the Linux variant, and with information extracted from its binary, we were able to find the variant for Windows desktops, too. Not only that, but the Windows version was additionally equipped with a valid code signing signature. Let´s have a loo
Publish At:2016-01-29 15:40 | Read:2322 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured Research Backdoor Linux Malware Descriptions N

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2015. Overall statistics for 2015

 Download PDF version Download EPUB Download Full Report PDF Download Full Report EPUB Top security stories Evolution of cyber threats in the corporate sector Overall statistics for 2015 Predictions 2016 The year in figures In 2015, there were 1,966,324 registered notifications about attempted malware infections that aimed to steal mon
Publish At:2015-12-15 10:40 | Read:4415 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Financial malw

Spam and phishing in Q3 2015

 Download PDF version Spam: features of the quarter Online dating The dating theme is typical for spam emails, but in the third quarter of 2015 we couldn’t help but notice the sheer variety appearing in these types of mailings. We came across some rather interesting attempts to deceive recipients and to bypass filters, as well as new types of spam
Publish At:2015-11-13 15:05 | Read:3510 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Quarterly Spam Reports Malicious spam Malware Malwa

The Shade Encryptor: a Double Threat

A family of ransomware Trojans that encrypts files and adds the extensions “.xtbl” and “.ytbl” emerged in late 2014/early 2015, and quickly established itself among the top three most widespread encryptors in Russia (along with Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Cryakl and Trojan-Ransom.BAT.Scatter). This threat has been assigned the verdict Trojan-
Publish At:2015-09-14 15:40 | Read:3085 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Publications Malicious spam Malware Descriptions Ma

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