Dridex: A History of Evolution

by Nikita Slepogin
25 May 2017 at 1:56pm
In the several years that the Dridex family has existed, there have been numerous unsuccessful attempts to block the botnet?s activity. The ongoing evolution of the malware demonstrates that the cybercriminals are not about to bid farewell to their brainchild, which is providing them with a stead...

IT threat evolution Q1 2017. Statistics

by Roman Unuchek
22 May 2017 at 9:03am
According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 479,528,279 malicious attacks from online resources located in 190 countries all over the world. File antivirus detected a total of 174,989,956 unique malicious and potentially unwanted objects.

IT threat evolution Q1 2017

by David Emm
19 May 2017 at 1:26pm
We?ve become accustomed to seeing a steady stream of security breaches month after month; and this quarter has been no exception, including attacks on Barts Health Trust, Sports Direct, Intercontinental Hotels Group and ABTA.

WannaCry and Lazarus Group ? the missing link?

by GReAT
15 May 2017 at 7:32pm
Moments ago, Neel Mehta, a researcher at Google posted a mysterious message on Twitter. The cryptic message in fact refers to similarity between samples that have shared code between themselves. The two samples Neel refers to post are a Wannacry cryptor sample and a Lazarus APT group sample.

WannaCry FAQ: What you need to know today

by GReAT
15 May 2017 at 5:06pm
Friday May 12th marked the start of the dizzying madness that has been ?WannaCry?, the largest ransomware infection in history. Defenders have been running around trying to understand the malware?s capabilities. In the process, a lot of wires have gotten crossed and we figured it?s time to sit do...

Ztorg: money for infecting your smartphone

by Roman Unuchek
15 May 2017 at 8:57am
This research started when we discovered an infected Pokémon GO guide in Google Play. We detected the malware as After some searching, I found some other similar infected apps that were being distributed from the Google Play Store. After I started tracking these infecte...

BSides Denver 2017

by Kurt Baumgartner
13 May 2017 at 9:38pm
Everyone loves a decent security conference, and BSides Denver provides one with space to breathe. Folks in sunny Colorado looking for a fine local gathering found talks on advanced social engineering, APT herding, securing smart cities and more.

WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world

by GReAT
12 May 2017 at 5:30pm
Earlier today, our products detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world. In these attacks, data is encrypted with the extension ?.WCRY? added to the filenames. Our analysis indicates the attack, dubbed ?WannaCry?, is initiated through an SMBv2 remote co...

DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

by Alexander Khalimonenko
11 May 2017 at 9:00am
Although the first quarter of 2017 was rather quiet compared to the previous reporting period, there were a few interesting developments. Despite the growing popularity of IoT botnets, Windows-based bots accounted for 59.81% of all attacks. Meanwhile, complex attacks that can only be repelled wit...

False Positives: Why Vendors Should Lower Their Rates and How We Achieved the...

by Nikita Shvetsov
10 May 2017 at 2:14pm
In pursuit of a high cyberthreat detection rate, the some developers of cybersecurity solutions neglect the subject matter of false positives, and unfairly so. Regretfully, only then does the idea dawn on these developers that high-quality protection from cyberthreats involves not only prevention...

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