03 Nov 2022

Religious Minority Persecuted in Iran Targeted With Sophisticated Android Spyware

Kaspersky has warned of a previously undetected espionage campaign that is targeting the Persian-speaking religious minority Baha’i. The campaign is leveraging Android spyware to target the group with a malicious VPN application that claims to provide access to Baha’i religious resources that are banned in Iran. The application contains highly

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17 Aug 2022

Two Additional Malicious Python Libraries Found on PyPI Repository

Security researchers at Kaspersky have identified two more malicious Python packages in the Python Package Index repository. This occurred just days after Check Point researchers found 10 malicious Python packages. Kaspersky has released a blog post detailing the additional packages, both of which were masquerading as popular open-source packages. The

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11 Aug 2022

DeathStalker’s VileRAT Continues to Target Foreign and Crypto Exchanges

Threat actor DeathStalker is actively targeting cryptocurrency exchanges located around the world with the VileRAT malware, according to Kaspersky researchers. The researchers published an advisory just days ago in which the campaign is detailed. The campaign reportedly began in September 2020 but revamped its efforts in June 2022, leveraging the

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10 Aug 2022

Report Provides Updates on July’s Maui Ransomware Incident

Cybersecurity researchers at Kaspersky have published a new advisory that reveals technical details and additional findings regarding a ransomware incident that was address by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in July. The attack leveraged the Maui ransomware and was first identified by the CISA in May 2021. However, the

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22 Jun 2022

New Toddycat APT Targets MS Exchange Servers in Europe and Asia

Researchers at Kaspersky have identified a new advanced persistent threat dubbed ToddyCat that is actively targeting Microsoft exchange servers in Europe and Asia. The threat actor is leveraging two tools that were formerly unknown to the security researchers who discovered the threat actor, referred to as Samurai backdoor and Ninja

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10 May 2022

Kaspersky uncovers fileless malware inside Windows event logs

Kaspersky has made an unprecedented discovery that could have serious consequences for Windows operating systems and its users. Kaspersky released information about its findings on May 4, detailing how hackers were able to place shellcode into Windows event logs for the first time ever. This means that threat actors were

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09 May 2022

Ukraine War Spurs U.S. to Ramp up Security Probe of Software Maker Kaspersky

The Biden administration ramped up a national security probe into Russia’s AO Kaspersky Lab antivirus software earlier this year amid heightened fears of Russian cyberattacks after Moscow invaded Ukraine, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The case was referred to the Commerce Department by the Department of Justice last

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01 Apr 2022

U.S. warned firms about Russia’s Kaspersky software day after invasion -sources

The U.S. government began privately warning some American companies the day after Russia invaded Ukraine that Moscow could manipulate software designed by Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky to cause harm, according to a senior U.S. official and two people familiar with the matter. The classified briefings are part of Washington’s broader strategy

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04 Jun 2020

Kaspersky IDs Sophisticated New Malware Targeted at Air-Gapped Systems

A threat actor group with potential ties to China called Cycldek may have more sophisticated capabilities than researchers previously thought after security vendor Kaspersky released an analysis examining the threat group’s malware toolset. Earlier this week, Kaspersky researchers disclosed that they had found new information suggesting these operators may have

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05 Dec 2019

Artificial Fingerprint Ring Could Combat Biometric Data Theft

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, Swedish 3D accessory designer Benjamin Waye, and creative agency Archetype have teamed up to create a ring that could provide an alternative option to using human fingerprints. The ring could also solve the issue of what to do if your biometric data is stolen. The jewelry consists

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