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  • Kaspersky Security Bulletin – Story of the year 2017

    Welcome to ransomware in 2017 – the year global enterprises and industrial systems were added to the ever-growing list of victims, and targeted attackers started taking a serious interest in the threat. It was also a year of consistently high attack numbers, but limited innovation.

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    • Skygofree: Following in the footsteps of HackingTeam
      willie
      At the beginning of October 2017, we discovered new Android spyware with several features previously unseen in the wild. In the course of further research, we found a number of related samples that point to a long-term development process. We believe the initial versions of this malware were created at least three years ago.

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      16-01-2018, 14:52
    • Happy IR in the New Year!
      willie
      Endpoint anal In IR cases we use a very simple script that is uploaded to every Windows computer in the corporate network to collect logs, NTFS data, entries from the Windows registry and strings from the binary files to find out how exactly the attackers were moving through the network. It’s holiday season and it is our pleasure to share this script with you.

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      28-12-2017, 20:53
    • Nhash: petty pranks with big finances
      willie
      In an earlier publication we noted that cybercriminals were making use of social engineering to install this sort of software on users’ computers. This time, we’d like to dwell more on how exactly the computers of gullible users start working for cybercriminals.

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      22-12-2017, 06:22
    • Travle aka PYLOT backdoor hits Russian-speaking targets
      willie
      At the end of September, Palo Alto released a report on Unit42 activity where they – among other things – talked about PYLOT malware. We have been detecting attacks that have employed the use of this backdoor since at least 2015 and refer to it as Travle. Coincidentally, KL was recently involved in an investigation of a successful attack where Travle was detected, during which we conducted a deep analysis of this malware.

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      20-12-2017, 10:46
    • Jack of all trades
      willie
      Among this array of threats we found a rather interesting sample – Trojan.AndroidOS.Loapi. This Trojan boasts a complicated modular architecture that means it can conduct a variety of malicious activities: mine cryptocurrencies, annoy users with constant ads, launch DDoS attacks from the affected device and much more.

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      18-12-2017, 17:11
    • Kaspersky Security Bulletin. Overall statistics for 2017
      willie
      In 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s web antivirus detected 15 714 700 unique malicious objects (scripts, exploits, executable files, etc.) and 199 455 606 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by web antivirus components. Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 1 188 728 338 malicious attacks launched from online resources located in 206 countries all over the world.

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      14-12-2017, 19:08
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