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IT threat evolution Q1 2017. Statistics

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.

Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm...

A run-down of recent WCry developments you may have missed.

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WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows...

Decommissioned for years, Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003 get emergency update.

WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world

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 “.WCRYrdquo; added to the filenames. Our analysis indicates the attack, dubbed “WannaCryrdquo;, is initiated through an SMBv2 remote code execution in Microsoft Windows.

US spymasters trash Kaspersky: AV tools can’t be trusted, we’ve stuck...

Eugene shouts back: Gimme the mic and let me testify Five US spy bosses, and the acting FBI chief, today told the Senate intelligence committee they do not trust software from Russian antivirus maker Kaspersky.…

Avast blocks the entire internet – again

Now that's cast-iron antivirus An Avast software update pushed out on Wednesday is preventing web access for at least some devices running the firm's freebie anti-malware software.…

Paranoid Android: Antivirus app-makers resolve MitM vulnerability

Attack loophole in Panda app sealed An Android anti-malware application from Panda Mobile Security has been updated after researchers discovered that an insecure update mechanism left users vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.…

Microsoft rushes emergency fix for critical antivirus bug

The point of antivirus is to keep malware off the system.

A particularly nasty software flaw in Microsoft’s antivirus engine could do the exact opposite and let attackers install malware on vulnerable systems. The critical security vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine affects a number of Microsoft products, including Windows Defender, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint, Microsoft Endpoint Protection, and Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection.

These tools are enabled by default in Windows 8, 8.1, 10, and Windows Server 2012.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Mac users installing popular DVD ripper get nasty backdoor instead

Trusted site distributes malware that steals keychains, admin passwords and more.

Spam and phishing in Q1 2017

Although the beginning of Q1 2017 was marked by a decline in the amount of spam in overall global email traffic, in March the situation became more stable, and the average share of spam for the quarter amounted to 55.9%.

The US (18.75%) remained the biggest source of spam, followed by Vietnam (7.86%) and China (7.77%).

APT Threat Evolution in Q1 2017

Kaspersky Lab is currently tracking more than a hundred threat actors and sophisticated malicious operations in over 80 countries.

During the first quarter of 2017, there were 33 private reports released to subscribers of our Intelligence Services, with IOC data and YARA rules to assist in forensics and malware-hunting.