Kaspersky Lab News, Articles and Updates

Kaspersky ups bounty to US$ 100K (£72K) for some severe RCE bugs

Kaspersky Lab has upped the high end of its bug bounty rewards program to US$ 100,000 (£72,000) for severe vulnerabilities that allow remote code execution (RCE) through the database update channel.

Researchers say Kaspersky web portal exposed users to session hijacking, account takeovers

Security researchers report discovering several vulnerabilities and security lapses in Kaspersky Lab's my.kaspersky.com web portal, saying the flaws exposed users to potential session hijackings and account takeovers.

US Congressional Committee threaten DHS with subpoena over Kaspersky docs

US Republican senator Lamar Smith threatened to subpoena the US Department of Homeland Security for documents related to the US federal government's purge of products made by the Russian software firm.

Kaspersky filed an injunction challenging US DHS ban

Kaspersky filed an injunction Wednesday challenging the US government's ban of the software company's products, arguing that the US Department of Homeland Security didn't give it an opportunity to contest the purported evidence.

Skygofree one of the most advanced mobile implants ever says Kaspersky

Described by its discoverers Kaspersky Lab as one of the most advanced mobile implants ever, an implant has been found that has been active since 2014 and is designed for targeted cyber-surveillance.

Kaspersky Lab appeals US Department of Homeland Security Debarment

Kaspersky Lab is seeking an appeal in the US federal court against the US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) decision on Binding Operational Directive 17-01 banning the use of the company's products in US federal agencies.

Half of IT professionals question the safety of their personal data

IT decision makers across Europe are worried about how many organisations can access their personal data and have low levels of trust in the IT security capabilities of their industry peers.

Kaspersky says it detected 360K malicious files per day in 2017

A new Kaspersky Lab report states that the company's threat detection technologies identified an average of 360,000 malicious files per day in 2017, an 11.5 percent increase over the previous year, and a five-fold increase since 2011.

Trump signs bill banning Kaspersky products into law

US President Donald Trump signed into law the US National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which prohibits US federal use of products and services from Russian-based cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab.

NCSC warns over use of Russian IT security products by government agencies

UK government body, the NCSC has issued a letter warning against agencies using software from "hostile" states - which again hits Kaspersky Lab, following US government ban - but considered safe for general public.

News Feature. Case for the defence - Eugene Kaspersky - not a spy?

In a two-pronged charm offensive Kaspersky Lab, and Eugene Kaspersky in particular, held two consecutive events yesterday to bolster the company's position as a reliable and responsible contributor to global cyber-security.

Kaspersky offers alternate theory for how NSA hacking tools were stolen

Kaspersky Lab has released findings from its own internal probe into how Russian cyber spies identified and stole U.S. hacking tools from an NSA contractor's laptop - found evidence that the laptop had been infected with malware.

NSA worker infected computer provided access to Equation Group surveillance code, Kaspersky says

After the consumer version of Kaspersky Lab's antivirus software picked up the source code for surveillance tools used by the Equation Group, the NSA''s elite hacking arm, the file was immediately deleted, according to Kaspersky.

Kaspersky transparency initiative to share code, updates to build trust

Following the US Federal ban on Kaspersky Lab products the company has launched a Global Transparency Initiative, providing its source code for third-party review and opening three transparency centres internationally.

Kaspersky Lab renews threat sharing relationship with INTERPOL

Kaspersky Lab and Interpol announced on Thursday that they have signed a new cyber-crime threat sharing pact that will strengthen the two organisations' collaborative relationship.

Kaspersky US government ban - what are the reasons behind the decision?

What is the basis for the ban on Kaspersky products being used by US government authorities? Is it retaliation for Russia's foreign software ban, fear of potential government pressure, intelligence on actual threats - or prejudice?

US bans use of Kaspersky Labs software on government systems

Acting on concerns that Russian company Kaspersky Lab has connections to cyber-espionage activities, the US government has banned the use of Kaspersky Lab security software.

US Senator pushes for US government wide ban on Kaspersky software

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is pushing for a US federal government-wide ban of security software developed by Kaspersky Lab.

Svpeng mobile banking trojan now a keylogger

Cybercriminals have updated the functionality of the popular Svpeng mobile banking trojan giving it keylogger capabilities and the ability to access the text input from almost all of a devices apps.

MS exec admits to Windows 10 disabling third-party security software

The admission from Microsoft comes as Kaspersky Lab is suing the company for antitrust violations.

ICYMI: Intel bug; early disclosure; counter-terror expo; Kaspersky; Macron

In Case You Missed It: Intel AMT bug; MS early disclosure spat; counter-terror expo; Kaspersky accused; Macron's DP.

US Senate committee examines Kaspersky Lab links to Russian government

Reports in ABC News in America claim that the Senate intelligence committee is investigating links between Kaspersky Lab and Russia which could threaten US infrastructure, allegations the company strongly denies.

Team photo competition: are you greater than GReAT?

SC Media UK is on the look out for the best team fancy dress photos!

An unadulterated scam: Adult video ruse compromises European Facebook users

An adult video scam that was discovered infecting Russian Facebook users back in April is now targeting Europeans, Kaspersky Lab reported via its Securelist blog.

Law enforcement and IT security companies join forces to fight ransomware

The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces to launch an initiative which will see the cooperation fight ransomware.

Video: Kaspersky says attacks on 'critical infrastructure' on the rise

Information technology and process automation, essential to modern industrial facilities, are under threat from hackers who are increasingly targeting ICS and SCADA systems, says Eugene Kaspersky.

APTs flutter false flags

Kaspersky Lab's researchers think they've found an increasing incidence of APT groups using false flag tactics to throw off their pursuers

48% of companies accuse their competitors of staging DDoS attacks against them

A recent survey has revealed that 48 percent of businesses believe they know both the identity and motivation of those behind DDoS attacks carried out against them, a large portion of which believed it was their competitors orchestrating the attacks.

Vulnerability found in McAfee, Kaspersky and AVG anti-virus softwares

Three major anti-virus softwares have been shown to be vulnerable to a large coding vulnerability.