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.
3 November 2020
Kaspersky recognized in 2020 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards for "Overall Antivirus Solution Provider of the Year"
Kaspersky has been named the winner of the "Overall Antivirus Solutions Provider of the Year" award in the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program, which is in its fourth consecutive year.
14 October 2020
Control-Alt-Can’t delete: customized firmware bootkit found in the wild
Kaspersky’s researchers uncovered an advanced persistent threat (APT) espionage campaign that uses a very rarely seen type of malware known as a firmware bootkit. The new malware was detected by Kaspersky’s UEFI / BIOS scanning technology, which detects known and unknown threats.
6 October 2020
Security Analyst Summit Conference back online this October
Kaspersky’s researchers invite cybersecurity specialists to join them and their colleagues across the IT security industry at this year’s second Security Analyst Summit (SAS)@Home - due to take place from October 6th to 8th. In-keeping with the exceptional global events of 2020, the organizers have decided to hold the second SAS event of the year online in order to deliver more amazing SAS speakers and sessions to attendees’ own living rooms.