• 25 March 2019
    Operation ShadowHammer: new supply chain attack threatens hundreds of thousands of users worldwide
    Kaspersky Lab has uncovered a new advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign that has affected a large number of users through what is known as a supply chain attack. Our research found that threat actors behind Operation ShadowHammer have targeted users of the ASUS Live Update Utility, by injecting a backdoor into it at least between June and November 2018. Kaspersky Lab experts estimate that the attack may have affected more than a million users worldwide.
  • 13 March 2019
    Kaspersky Lab uncovers Windows zero-day exploited by recently discovered threat actor
    Kaspersky Lab’s automated technologies have detected a new exploited vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, believed to have been used in targeted attacks by at least two threat actors, including the recently discovered SandCat. This is the fourth zero-day exploit to be discovered in the wild by Kaspersky Lab’s Automatic Exploit Prevention technology. Kaspersky Lab reported the vulnerability, allocated CVE-2019-0797 to Microsoft, which has released a patch.
  • 6 March 2019
    The number of mobile malware attacks doubles in 2018, as cybercriminals sharpen their distribution strategies
    Kaspersky Lab researchers have seen the number of attacks using malicious mobile software nearly double in just a year. In 2018 there were 116.5 million attacks, compared to 66.4 million in 2017, with a significant increase in unique users being affected. Despite more devices being attacked, the number of malware files has decreased, leading researchers to conclude that the quality of mobile malware has become more impactful and precise. These and other findings are unveiled in Kaspersky Lab's report Mobile malware evolution 2018.
  • 21 February 2019
    Kaspersky Lab announces 4% revenue growth to $726 million in 2018
    Kaspersky Lab continued to deliver stable growth in 2018 and increased its global unaudited IFRS revenue to a total of USD 726 million*, representing a 4% YOY revenue increase. During a year of evolving market conditions and continuous geopolitical pressure, the company achieved success as a result of the trust customers and partners place in the company and its leading cybersecurity solutions and services.
  • 5 February 2019
    AV-TEST Finds Kaspersky Safe Kids a Top Choice for Protecting Children from Online Dangers
    Kaspersky Safe Kids found highly effective at preventing children from accessing inappropriate content, being groomed online and more. To help parents protect their children’s safety on the internet, independent software assessor AV-TEST has evaluated a number of parental control software solutions, and has awarded Kaspersky Safe Kids with three “Approved” certificates.
  • 1 February 2019
    Chafer cyberespionage group targets embassies with updated homebrew spyware
    Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected multiple attempts to infect foreign diplomatic entities in Iran with homebrew spyware. The attacks appear to be using an updated Remexi backdoor. Several legitimate tools were also used during the campaign. The Remexi backdoor is linked to a suspected Farsi-speaking cyberespionage group known as Chafer, previously associated with the cyber-surveillance of individuals in the Middle East. The targeting of embassies could suggest a new focus for the group.
  • 24 January 2019
    Kaspersky Lab Discovers Two Notorious Russian-Speaking Hacking Groups Sharing Infrastructure
    Kaspersky Lab experts have identified an overlap in cyberattacks carried out by two infamous threat actors — GreyEnergy, which is believed to be a successor of BlackEnergy, and the Sofacy cyberespionage group. The researchers found that both actors used the same servers simultaneously, but used them for different purposes.