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Kaspersky Lab Report Confirms Ransomware Spiked in Q1 2017

Kaspersky Lab's malware report for the first quarter of 2017 shows a dramatic spike in ransomware with such attacks growing particularly fast on mobile devices.

​Eugene Kaspersky shrugs his shoulders at use of Windows XP

Amid the WannaCry deluge and security vendors offering their own postmortem, ​Eugene Kaspersky seems more concerned over why people are still running Windows XP.

WannaCry Hit Windows 7 Machines Most

More than 95% of all of the infected machines were running Windows 7, according to Kaspersky Lab data.

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

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

Researchers Investigate Possible Connection Between WannaCry and North Korean Hacker Group

Google, Kaspersky Lab and Symantec all have found common code in the WannaCry malware and that of the nation-state hackers behind the mega breach of Sony.

WannaCry and Lazarus Group – the missing link?

Moments ago, Neel Mehta, a researcher at Google posted a mysterious message on Twitter.

The cryptic message in fact refers to similarity between samples that have shared code between themselves.

The two samples Neel refers to post are a Wannacry cryptor sample and a Lazarus APT group sample.

Ztorg: money for infecting your smartphone

This research started when we discovered an infected Pokeacute;mon GO guide in Google Play. We detected the malware as Trojan.AndroidOS.Ztorg.ad.

After some searching, I found some other similar infected apps that were being distributed from the Google Play Store.

After I started tracking these infected apps, two things struck me – how rapidly they became popular and the comments in the user review sections.

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.…

DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

Although the first quarter of 2017 was rather quiet compared to the previous reporting period, there were a few interesting developments.

Despite the growing popularity of IoT botnets, Windows-based bots accounted for 59.81% of all attacks. Meanwhile, complex attacks that can only be repelled with sophisticated protection mechanisms are becoming more frequent.

False Positives: Why Vendors Should Lower Their Rates and How We...

In pursuit of a high cyberthreat detection rate, the some developers of cybersecurity solutions neglect the subject matter of false positives, and unfairly so. Regretfully, only then does the idea dawn on these developers that high-quality protection from cyberthreats involves not only prevention but also a low false-positive rate.

Use of DNS Tunneling for C&C Communications

Often, virus writers don't even bother to run encryption or mask their communications. However, you do get the occasional off-the-wall approaches that don't fall into either of the categories.

Take, for instance, the case of a Trojan that Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered in mid-March and which establishes a DNS tunnel for communication with the C&C server.