Kaspersky News, Articles and Updates

Ex-NSA worker stole classified data, related to Kaspersky incident

A former NSA employee pleaded guilty to taking classified national defence information that was later stolen by Russian spies.

Russian hackers silently threaten global financial organisations

A new bankrobber Trojan has been identified by researchers at Kaspersky Lab, quietly stealing money direct from the banks themselves rather than targeting customers.

Update: Russian hackers use Kaspersky AV, find NSA info on home device

Home computer of National Security Agency (NSA) worker contained classified data, detected by Russian hackers using Kaspersky AV software.

East African banks wary of Zero days

East African banks are on high alert as experts bring news of zero day attacks on the continent's banks.

Russia launches probe into Microsoft after Kaspersky accusations

The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has launched a probe into Microsoft after Eugene Kaspersky made a number of accusations about Windows 10.

NSA contractor nabbed for pilfering agency codes

Harold T. Martin III, 51, who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, was arrested after an FBI search of his home and car uncovered an abundance of highly classified documents, which Martin was not authorized to have

IP Expo: Kaspersky speaks on CNI and says we're living in 'scary times'

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab speaks at IP EXPO Europe 2016 and explains why he believes cyber-attackers are now turning their attention to critical national infrastructure.

86% of over-55s worldwide think they're safe from cyber-criminals

Nearly all (86 percent) over-55s don't believe that they're targets for cyber-criminals.

Cyber-attacks now cost enterprises US $861K per security incident

On average, a single cyber-security incident now costs large businesses US $861,000 (£652,000). Meanwhile, small and medium businesses (SMBs) pay $86,500 (£65,500).

New RAA ransomware variant performs own encryption, attacks businesses

The ransomware RAA, which incorporates the information-stealing trojan Pony, has evolved to more effectively target companies, encrypting victims' files and stealing their data, most likely to infect their business contacts via spear-phishing.

What's behind backdoor #3? Mac version of Mokes malware follows Linux, Windows variants

Kaspersky Lab today released an analysis of a newly discovered version of Mokes - a malicious, cross-platform backdoor with spying functionality - this one targeting Apple's OS X operating system.

Kaspersky launches self-titled OS to protect ICS

Kaspersky Lab has reportedly finished its self-titled OS which has been built from the ground up with the aim of protecting industrial control systems.

Ammyy Admin site delivers drive-by-download attacks

Kaspersky Lab researchers spotted the Ammyy Admin being used as a dropper trajan to install the Lurk trojan and other malware.

Botnets getting bigger and stronger, says Kaspersky

Botnets are getting bigger and DDoS attacks more frequent according to Kaspersky

Windows XP and USB ports making cash machine vulnerable to attack

According to Kaspersky, ATMs are far easier to get into that you might think

Kaspersky delves deep into Locky threat, which has spread to 114 countries

A thorough analysis of the ransomware Locky by Kaspersky Lab has yielded a series of highly detailed insights on the pernicious software, according the company's Securelist blog post.

Russian and Brazilian crooks collaborate to improve cyber-attacks

Cyber-criminals on all sides of the globe have defeated time differences and language barriers to team up and drive the evolution of the ever-changing malicious tools used in attacks.

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

Android antivirus can now pair with a smartwatch

An updated version of Kaspersky's antivirus internet security product for Android now connects a user's smartphone or tablet that runs the security app with a smartwatch.

Kaspersky finds significant growth of mobile malware in 2015

The amount of new mobile malware has tripled in 2015 in comparison to 2014.

BlackEnergy now using Word documents

Kaspersky Lab had discovered several new developments in the ongoing BlackEnergy Saga

ICYMI: Kerberos flaws; 4% fines; Kaspersky malware; Xbox MitM; Enterprise DDoS

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at flaws found in Kerberos; EU announces 4% fines for data protection breaches; Kaspersky malware count falls; MitM attacks possible on Xbox; and how enterprise DDoS attacks are being blamed on competitors.

Kaspersky Lab's new malware count falls but other AV provider have different figures

Kaspersky Lab's new malware count falls as cyber-criminals look to save money - but other AV providers dispute Kaspersky's figures.

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.

Nothing's sacred: VTech hackers stole kids photos and chat histories

As reported yesterday, the VTech hackers purportedly made off with millions of pieces of customer information and have now been revealed to have stolen photos and private chat histories too.

CoinVault and Bitcryptor, R.I.P.

Kaspersky and Dutch police have shut down these two strains of ransomware in a joint effort, arresting the authors and seizing the decryption keys.