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).
10 December 2020
Kaspersky and Alias Robotics enhance protection for industrial robots
Kaspersky and Alias Robotics have partnered to boost cyber-protection for robots that are used in operational technology (OT) infrastructure. As recently confirmed in a dedicated case study, Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity and Alias Robotics’ Robot Immune System (RIS) solutions can work together and successfully prevent attacks on OT networks with robots, harden control stations and protect robot endpoints from being compromised.
7 December 2020
First things first: Kaspersky ICS CERT becomes new member of the global Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)
After rigorous assessment, Kaspersky’s Industrial Systems Emergency Response Team (ICS CERT) has officially joined FIRST - the global Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams - the leading international technical group of 540 government and private accredited CERTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams). Within membership in the Forum, Kaspersky will share its expertise and cooperate with the wider IT security community to jointly make the world a safer place.
21 November 2020
Kaspersky completes its data-processing relocation to Switzerland and opens new Transparency Center in North America
Kaspersky is announcing the completion of major Global Transparency Initiative milestones by moving data storage and processing activities to Switzerland, and by opening the company’s fifth Transparency Center in North America. With the increased transparency, the company calls for collaborative efforts to enhance the security and integrity of modern software products.