Events

1st German Kaspersky Lab community workshop

Every company has its basis, the community, which greatly helps to improve the products by giving feedback and input. Kaspersky Lab can count itself lucky to have very diligent people which honorary moderate our official Kaspersky Lab forums, test our beta versions to find bugs before new products hit the market and create community projects.

This week we finally met some of our friends in person since they visited our German office in Ingolstadt to exchange ideas and discuss possibilities to improve our cooperation. Colleagues from retail support, the localization and testing team as well as virus analysts attended the meeting from our side.

We learned about community projects and what role Kaspersky Lab could play in it to support the undertakings. We discussed our products and my colleague Stefan Ortloff demonstrated how to reverse malware.


Looks like Moscow, but it isn’t. Winter has now officially started off in Germany.

Overall, this was a very fruitful event. Thank you all for visiting us despite the adverse weather conditions. And an additional BIG thank you to all the active people in the community, your help is greatly appreciated!

This was the first meeting of this kind in Germany, but certainly not the last!

1st German Kaspersky Lab community workshop

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Reports

Lazarus targets defense industry with ThreatNeedle

In mid-2020, we realized that Lazarus was launching attacks on the defense industry using the ThreatNeedle cluster, an advanced malware cluster of Manuscrypt (a.k.a. NukeSped). While investigating this activity, we were able to observe the complete life cycle of an attack, uncovering more technical details and links to the group’s other campaigns.

Sunburst backdoor – code overlaps with Kazuar

While looking at the Sunburst backdoor, we discovered several features that overlap with a previously identified backdoor known as Kazuar. Our observations shows that Kazuar was used together with Turla tools during multiple breaches in past years.

Lazarus covets COVID-19-related intelligence

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Sunburst: connecting the dots in the DNS requests

We matched private and public DNS data for the SUNBURST-malware root C2 domain with the CNAME records, to identify who was targeted for further exploitation. In total, we analyzed 1722 DNS records, leading to 1026 unique target name parts and 964 unique UIDs.

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