19 April 2021
New Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud upgraded with EDR for small and medium businesses
Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud now includes endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities dedicated for small and medium-sized organizations. It gives IT administrators visibility over affected endpoints and the attack kill chain, so they can analyze incident parameters and root causes, and then take proactive measures to enhance overall business protection.
24 March 2021
Kaspersky named a leader in external threat intelligence services
Influential research and advisory company Forrester has recognized Kaspersky as a ‘Leader’ in external threat intelligence services in its ‘The Forrester Wave™: External Threat Intelligence Services Q1, 2021’ report. The report provides a significant benchmark for organizations interested in threat intelligence (TI) services worldwide.
8 February 2021
AV-Comparatives names Kaspersky Internet Security as Product of the Year
Kaspersky’s flagship home user security solution – Kaspersky Internet Security – was honored with the Product of the Year 2020 award for an impressive sixth time, in an annual report released by independent test lab AV-Comparatives. Kaspersky was acknowledged ahead of 16 peers by achieving Advanced+ awards in seven rigorous tests, to rank the company highest overall across the participating Windows security products.
14 January 2021
Kaspersky experts connect SolarWinds attack with Kazuar backdoor
On December 13, 2020, FireEye, Microsoft and SolarWinds announced the discovery of a large, sophisticated supply chain attack that deployed a new, previously unknown malware Sunburst used against SolarWinds’ Orion IT customers. Kaspersky’s experts found various specific code similarities between Sunburst and known versions of Kazuar backdoors – the type of malware that provides remote access to a victim’s machine. The new findings provide insights that can help the researchers move forward in the investigation of the attack.
7 January 2021
The number of new malicious files detected every day increases by 5.2% to 360,000 in 2020
In 2020, an average of 360,000 new malicious files were detected by Kaspersky per day—an increase of 5.2% when compared to the previous year. This was influenced mostly by a large growth in the number of Trojans (malicious files capable of a range of actions, including deleting data and spying) and backdoors (a specific type of Trojan that gives attackers remote control over the infected device): a 40.5% and 23% increase respectively. These were the trends found by the Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Statistics of the Year Report.
23 December 2020
Kaspersky recognized as Most Innovative Cybersecurity Solutions Provider of 2020 by Global Brands Magazine
Kaspersky has won the ‘Most Innovative Cybersecurity Solutions Provider, Global, 2020’ award at this year’s Global Brand Awards by Global Brands Magazine. The awards jury selected Kaspersky from a very competitive group of entrants for its exceptional commitment to innovation, advanced threat intelligence, quality, branding activities, customer service and global performance.
15 December 2020
Infamous hacker-for-hire group DeathStalker hits the Americas and Europe with new PowerPepper malware
DeathStalker is an advanced persistent threat (APT) actor that is believed to offer hacking-for-hire services to steal sensitive business information from companies in the financial and legal sector. First reported by Kaspersky researchers in August of this year, the mercenaries’ activities have once again been spotted in the wild. This time they’re using a new malware implant and delivery tactics: a backdoor dubbed PowerPepper by Kaspersky, which leverages DNS over HTTPS as a communication channel (to hide communications with the control server in legitimate-looking ones). PowerPepper also uses several evasion techniques, including steganography (a method for disguising data).