What we detect
Who creates malware and why?
Have you ever wondered who creates malware? Or why they do it? Find out more about the people behind the threat - the script kiddies, virus writers, and cybercriminals - and what motivates them.
Trojans, viruses, worms, dialers - the programs we detect have lots of different names. Find out how Kaspersky Lab and other antivirus companies classify the many different types of programs which can harm your computer or your data.
History of Malicious Programs
Do you know the name of the first computer virus? Or perhaps you want to find out when the first email worm was created. This section covers the evolution of malicious programs from their initial appearance to the present day.
What if my computer is infected?
With the number of threats rising every day, you may find that your computer has been infected. Find out more about the symptoms of infection, and what steps you should take to clean your computer.
The developers of Gomal, a new mobile Trojan, not only achieved a new level of camouflage by adding Tic Tac Toe game to their malicious program, but also implemented interesting techniques which are new to this kind of malware. Read Full Article
During the course of this investigation, Kaspersky Lab’s experts discovered a piece of malware infecting ATMs that allowed attackers to empty the cash machines via direct manipulation, stealing millions of dollars. INTERPOL alerted the affected member countries and is assisting ongoing investigations. Read Full Article
‘Malvertising’ is a relatively new term for a technique used to distribute malware via advertising networks, which have long since become a popular medium among cybercriminals. Read Full Article
There is currently a lot of buzz about the Backoff point-of-sale Trojan that is designed to steal credit card information from computers that have POS terminals attached. Read Full Article
Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Onion a highly dangerous threat and one of the most technologically advanced encryptors out there. Its developers used both proven techniques ‘tested’ on its predecessors and solutions that are completely new for this class of malware. The use of an unorthodox cryptographic scheme makes file decryption impossible, even if traffic is intercepted between the Trojan and the server. Read Full Article
Over the past decade, APT have intensely targeted organizations and individuals across India. Its developing base of technology, its geographical location and bounds, its inclusive and riotous political energy, and its growing economic weight makes it a special place of interest… Read Full Article
Cybercriminals around the world have already started to point their guns and attacks at the new gTLDs, the ‘generic Top Level Domains’ approved by ICANN and offered by registrars to people interested in buying a new domain name. Recently we… Read Full Article
In February 2014, an article was published on a popular Russian IT website under a curious title – Studying the BillGates Linux Botnet. It described a Trojan with sufficiently versatile DDoS functionality. The capability that we found the most interesting… Read Full Article
The most popular uses of cloud services include: storing image scans of passports and other personal documents; synchronization of password, contact list, and email/message databases; creating sites; storing versions of source codes, etc. Read Full Article
Cybercriminals are very actively targeting web sites which are not well-managed, so as to abuse them for their malicious activities. Damage to web sites in Japan has increased since last year, which is alarming to Japanese Internet users. Kaspersky Labs… Read Full Article