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Ztorg: from rooting to SMS

Irsquo;ve been monitoring Google Play Store for new Ztorg Trojans since September 2016, and have so far found several dozen new malicious apps.

All of them were rooting malware that used exploits to gain root rights on the infected device.
In May 2017, a new Ztorg variant appeared on the Google Play Store – only this this time it wasnrsquo;t a rooting malware but a Trojan-SMS.

Accused Yahoo Hacker May Comply with US Extradition

A Canadian hacker accused of collaborating with Russian cybercriminals in the 2014 Yahoo breach, may waive his right to fight US extradition.

Honeypots and the Internet of Things

According to Gartner, there are currently over 6 billion IoT devices on the planet. Such a huge number of potentially vulnerable gadgets could not possibly go unnoticed by cybercriminals. As of May 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s collections included several thousand different malware samples for IoT devices, about half of which were detected in 2017.

European police break up counter antivirus, crypter ring

The cybercriminals offered software able to hide malware including keyloggers and RATs.

Nigerian phishing: Industrial companies under attack

In late 2016, the Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team reported on phishing attacks that were primarily targeting industrial companies from the metallurgy, electric power, construction, engineering and other sectors.

As further research demonstrated, this was just part of a bigger story that began much earlier and is unlikely to end any time soon.

Ex-CIA Director Brennan Warns of More Collaboration Between Nation-States and Cybercriminals

Former CIA head said retaliatory hacking options 'actively being discussed in government circles.'

Can you trust your Android antivirus software? Malicious fake protection apps...

Cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of high-profile cyberattacks like WannaCry in order to trick victims into downloading malware.

Discredit a journo? Easy, that’ll be $55k. Fix an election? Oh,...

Cybercrooks rake it in with Fake-News-as-a-Service Fake news has come to be associated with political intrigue but the same propaganda techniques are also abused by cybercriminals, according to a study by Trend Micro.…

Plastic surgery patients face extortion in wake of clinic data breach

Nip/tuck hack Thousands of private photos have been leaked by cybercriminals following the hack of a Lithuanian cosmetic surgery clinic.…

Cybercriminals Regularly Battle it Out on the Dark Web

People operating criminal services on Tor and other darknets attack each other frequently, a study by Trend Micro shows.

Dridex: A History of Evolution

In the several years that the Dridex family has existed, there have been numerous unsuccessful attempts to block the botnetrsquo;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 steady revenue stream.

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.