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In July 2017, during an investigation, suspicious DNS requests were identified in a partnerrsquo;s network.

The source of the queries was a software package produced by NetSarang. Our analysis showed that recent versions of the software had been surreptitiously modified to include an encrypted payload that could be remotely activated by a knowledgeable attacker.

APT Trends report Q2 2017

Since 2014, Kaspersky Labrsquo;s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has been providing threat intelligence reports to a wide-range of customers worldwide, leading to the delivery of a full and dedicated private reporting service. Prior to the new service offering, GReAT published research online for the general public in an effort to help combat the ever-increasing threat from nation-state and other advanced actors.
Today, a dangerous new trend is emerging: steganography is increasingly being used by actors creating malware and cyber-espionage tools. Most modern anti-malware solutions provide little, if any, protection from steganography, while any carrier in which a payload can be secretly carried poses a potential threat.
"This is one of those things that's really difficult to test on the ground."
The first half of 2017 began with two intriguing ransomware events, both partly enabled by wormable exploit technology dumped by a group calling themselves “The ShadowBrokersrdquo;.

These WannaCry and ExPetr ransomware events are the biggest in the sense that they spread the quickest and most effectively of known ransomware to date.
"As soon as you donrsquo;t have any competition, the sense of urgency goes away."
The launch window for the Intelsat 35e mission opens at 7:37pm ET.
After the Intelsat 35e mission, SpaceX will slow its roll for about a month.
It is not clear what might have caused the AMC-9 satellite to become unresponsive.
Ubuntu fixed a Linux bug that could have let an attacker cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with a TCP payload this week.
Payload delivered in mass attack destroys data, with no hope of recovery.
From time to time authors of effective and long-lived Trojans and viruses create new modifications and forks of them, like any other software authors. One of the brightest examples amongst them is Zeus, which continues to spawn new modifications of itself each year.