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In March 2018, Japanese media reported the hijacking of DNS settings on routers located in Japan, redirecting users to malicious IP addresses.

The redirection led to the installation of Trojanized applications named facebook.apk and chrome.apk that contained Android Trojan-Banker.

During our research we received some invaluable information about the true scale of this attack, we decided to call it ‘Roaming Mantisrsquo;.

APT Trends report Q1 2018

In the second quarter of 2017, Kasperskyrsquo;s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarterrsquo;s private threat intelligence reports in an effort to make the public aware of the research we have been conducting.

This report serves as the next installment, focusing on the relevant activities that we observed during Q1 2018.
Kaspersky Lab has been tracking a series of attacks utilizing unknown malware since early 2017.

The attacks appear to be geopolitically motivated and target high profile organizations.

The objective of the attacks is clearly espionage – they involve gaining access to top legislative, executive and judicial bodies around the world.
Monaco/London, 05 April 2018 – BroadGroup, the Information Media Technology and Professional Services company, is pleased to announce that stand-up comedian, writer and actor Ellie Taylor will host the 11th Datacloud Awards, BroadGroup’s re...
Fiat Chrysler offers "deepest sympathies to the Yelchin family for their tragic loss."
SXSW: QA followed premiere of documentary about Star Wars: Episode VIII’s creation.
Nation-sponsored Slingshot is one of the most advanced attack platforms ever.

The Slingshot APT FAQ

While analyzing some memory dumps suspicious of being infected with a keylogger, we identified a library containing strings to interact with a virtual file system.

This turned out to be a malicious loader internally named “Slingshotrdquo;.
A couple of days after the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we received information from several partners, on the condition of non-disclosure (TLP:Red), about a devastating malware attack on the Olympic infrastructure.

Mining is the new black

Last year we published a story revealing the rise of miners across the globe.

At the time we had discovered botnets earning millions of USD. We knew this was just the beginning of the story, which turned out to develop rapidly.

Financial Cyberthreats in 2017

This report summarizes a series of Kaspersky Lab reports that between them provide an overview of how the financial threat landscape has evolved over the years.
It covers the common phishing threats, along with Windows-based and Android-based financial malware.
Sofacy, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, and Tsar Team, is a highly active and prolific APT.

From their high volume 0day deployment to their innovative and broad malware set, Sofacy is one of the top groups that we monitor, report, and protect against. 2017 was not any different in this regard.