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APT Trends report Q3 2017

Beginning in the second quarter of 2017, Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarter’s private threat intelligence reports in an effort to make the public aware of what research we have been conducting.  This report serves as the next installment, focusing on important reports produced during Q3 of 2017. Read Full Article

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A simple example of a complex cyberattack

We’re already used to the fact that complex cyberattacks use 0-day vulnerabilities, bypassing digital signature checks, virtual file systems, non-standard encryption algorithms and other tricks. Sometimes, however, all of this may be done in much simpler ways, as was the case in the malicious campaign that we detected a while ago – we named it ‘Microcin’ after microini, one of the malicious components used in it. Read Full Article

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The Epic Turla Operation

Over the last 10 months, we have analyzed a massive cyber-espionage operation which we call “Epic Turla”. The attackers have infected several hundred computers in more than 45 countries, including government institutions, embassies, military, education, research and pharmaceutical companies. We observed exploits against older (patched) vulnerabilities, social engineering techniques and watering hole strategies. Read Full Article