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Android Trojan Found in Targeted Attack

In the past, we’ve seen targeted attacks against Tibetan and Uyghur activists on Windows and Mac OS X platforms. We’ve documented several interesting attacks which used ZIP files as well as DOC, XLS and PDF documents rigged with exploits. Several days ago, the e-mail account of a high-profile Tibetan activist was hacked and used to send targeted attacks to other activists and human rights advocates. Perhaps the most interesting part is that the attack e-mails had an APK attachment – a malicious program for Android. Read Full Article

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The TeamSpy Crew Attacks – Abusing TeamViewer for Cyberespionage

Earlier today, the Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS Lab), together with the Hungarian National Security Authority (NFB), published details on a high profile targeted attack against Hungary. The details about the exact targets are not known and the incident remains classified. Considering the high level classification of the attack, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research & Analysis Team performed a detailed technical analysis of the campaign and related malware samples. You can read our short FAQ below and you can download our technical analysis paper linked at the end of the blogpost. Read Full Article

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South Korean ‘Whois Team’ attacks

Earlier today, reports of a number of cyberattacks against various South Korean targets hit the news. The attackers, going by the handle ?Whois Team¦ left a number of messages during the defacements: The code used for defacement, posted by an… Read Full Article

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Highlights from BlackHat Europe 2013 in Amsterdam

Every year as Europe wakes up from the cold winter to the warm days of spring, BlackHat traditionally descends to Amsterdam. This year’s conference is taking place on March 14-15 at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, right Dam Square, the heart of Amsterdam. As spring doesn’t necessarily equal warm days here in Europe right now, the 500 or so BlackHat participants hit the conference rooms to attend quite a few interesting talks. Here’s a summary of the best talks at BlackHat Europe 2013. Read Full Article

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Hello from Malaysia

In mid-February 2013 a Kaspersky user from Malaysia asked us to check a Google Play application called My HRMIS & JPA Demo developed by Nur Nazri. The user was suspicious about the large number of permissions required by the app,… Read Full Article