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The cake is a lie! Uncovering the secret world of malware-like cheats in video games

In 2018, the video game industry became one of the most lucrative in the world, generating $43.4 billion in revenue within the United States alone. When we consider that video game licenses are only a fraction of the total market, it becomes clear just how important the industry is compared to the movie and music industries, for example. Moreover, conservati
Publish At:2019-11-12 01:05 | Read:86 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Electronic Payments Fraud Online Games

Data collectors

Who owns data owns the world. And with the Internet taking over much of our daily lives, it has become far easier and faster to receive, collect, and analyze data. The average user cannot even imagine how much data gets collected on them. Besides technical information (for example, about a smartphone) harvested by a manufacturer to patch vulnerabilities, com
Publish At:2019-10-23 06:05 | Read:283 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications advertising networks Data Protection F

A glimpse into the present state of security in robotics

 Download full report (PDF) The world of today continues its progress toward higher digitalization and mobility. From developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) through augmented reality to Industry 4.0, whichrely on stronger automation and use of robots, all of these bring more efficiency to production processes and improves user experience across th
Publish At:2019-10-14 06:20 | Read:295 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Internet of Things Security technology

Managed Detection and Response analytics report, H1 2019

 Download full report (PDF) Introduction This report contains the results of the Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service (brand name – Kaspersky Managed Protection). The MDR service provides managed threat hunting and initial incident response. Threat hunting is the practice of iteratively searching through data collected from sensors (refere
Publish At:2019-10-08 06:20 | Read:426 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Antivirus Technologies Industrial thre

The State of Stalkerware in 2019

Introduction and methodology Six months ago, we created a special alert that notifies users about commercial spyware (stalkerware) products installed on their phones. This report examines the use of stalkerware and the number of users affected by this software in the first eight months of 2019. Сonsumer surveillance technology has evolved rapidly in recent y
Publish At:2019-10-02 06:20 | Read:1089 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Cyberbullying Cybercrime Malware Stati

Incident Response report 2018

 Download full report (PDF) Introduction This report covers our team’s incident response practices for the year 2018. We have thoroughly analyzed all the service requests, customer conversations and incident response deliverables to provide you an overview in numbers. The report includes statistics on how companies reveal data breaches and comprom
Publish At:2019-09-19 18:20 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications APT DDoS-attacks Financial malware Ind

This is what our summer’s like

For the second summer straight, we cover the children’s interests during the period when they have enough leisure to give themselves full time to their hobbies. Modern children are active users of the internet, so most of their interests find reflection in their online activities, which are the subject of our today’s review. Statistics collection
Publish At:2019-09-19 18:20 | Read:102 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Parental control Security technology

A Modern Hypervisor as a Basis for a Sandbox

In the field of information security, sandboxes are used to isolate an insecure external environment from a secure internal environment (or vice versa), to protect against the exploitation of vulnerabilities, and to analyze malicious code. At Kaspersky Lab, we have several sandboxes, including an Android sandbox. In this article, we will look at just one of
Publish At:2017-09-19 11:40 | Read:3602 | Comments:0 | Tags:Publications Antivirus Technologies Security technology Targ

Connected Medicine and Its Diagnosis

Medical data is slowly but surely migrating from paper mediums to the digital infrastructure of medical institutions. Today, the data is “scattered” across databases, portals, medical equipment, etc. In some cases, the security of the network infrastructure of such organizations is neglected, and resources that process medical information are acc
Publish At:2017-09-13 08:00 | Read:3183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications infrastructure Internet of Things Secu

Steganography in contemporary cyberattacks

Steganography is the practice of sending data in a concealed format so the very fact of sending the data is disguised. The word steganography is a combination of the Greek words στεγανός (steganos), meaning “covered, concealed, or protected”, and γράφειν (graphein) meaning “writing”. Unlike cryptography, which conceals the cont
Publish At:2017-08-03 06:35 | Read:4002 | Comments:0 | Tags:Publications APT Crypto steganography

KSN Report: Ransomware in 2016-2017

This report has been prepared using depersonalized data processed by Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). The metrics are based on the number of distinct users of Kaspersky Lab products with the KSN feature enabled, who encountered ransomware at least once in a given period, as well as research into the ransomware threat landscape by Kaspersky Lab experts. Thi
Publish At:2017-06-26 07:20 | Read:3280 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Encryption Financial malware Malware S

What Interests Children Online

Today’s children and teenagers are integrated into cyberspace so tightly that discussions on the outright prohibition of using devices with Internet connectivity are nonsensical. It is more reasonable to teach children how to behave themselves correctly online and lend support by protecting them against undesirable content. To solve these problems, man
Publish At:2017-06-01 10:55 | Read:4487 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications Parental control Security tec

Dridex: A History of Evolution

The Dridex banking Trojan, which has become a major financial cyberthreat in the past years (in 2015, the damage done by the Trojan was estimated at over $40 million), stands apart from other malware because it has continually evolved and become more sophisticated since it made its first appearance in 2011. Dridex has been able to escape justice for so long
Publish At:2017-05-25 13:15 | Read:4087 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Publications Botnets Financial malware Malware Desc

Ztorg: money for infecting your smartphone

This research started when we discovered an infected Pokémon GO guide in Google Play. It was there for several weeks and was downloaded more than 500,000 times. We detected the malware as Trojan.AndroidOS.Ztorg.ad. After some searching, I found some other similar infected apps that were being distributed from the Google Play Store. The first of them, called
Publish At:2017-05-15 13:40 | Read:4950 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications advertisement Google Android

Exploits: how great is the threat?

How serious, really, is the danger presented by exploits? The recent leak of an exploit toolset allegedly used by the infamous Equation Group suggests it’s time to revisit that question. Several zero-days, as well as a bunch of merely ‘severe’ exploits apparently used in-the-wild were disclosed, and it is not yet clear whether this represen
Publish At:2017-04-20 08:00 | Read:3210 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications Internal Threats Statistics V

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