The security is still secure

Recently WikiLeaks published a report that, among other things, claims to disclose tools and tactics employed by a state-sponsored organization to break into users’ computers and circumvent installed security solutions. The list of compromised security products includes dozens of vendors and relates to the whole cybersecurity industry. Read Full Article

Inside the Gootkit C&C server

In September 2016, we discovered a new version of Gootkit with a characteristic and instantly recognizable feature: an extra check of the environment variable ‘crackme’ in the downloader’s body. Just as interesting was the fact that we were able to gain access to the bot’s C&C server, including its complete hierarchal tree of folders and files and their contents. Read Full Article

Shade: not by encryption alone

We recently found that a new logic in the latest version of the Shade encryptor currently being spread widely within the territories of Russia and CIS. On the basis of this logic, the ransomware checks the computer for any involvement in accounting activities and, if the check is successful, installs remote control tools into the compromised system instead of encrypting the victim’s files. Read Full Article

Locky: the encryptor taking the world by storm

In February 2016, the Internet was shaken by an epidemic caused by the new ransomware Trojan Locky. The Trojan has been actively propagating up to the present day. Kaspersky Lab products have reported attempts to infect users with the Trojan in 114 countries around the world. Analysis of the samples has shown that this Trojan is a brand new ransomware threat, written from scratch. Read Full Article

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2015. Overall statistics for 2015

In 2015, virus writers demonstrated a particular interest in exploits for Adobe Flash Player. The proportion of relatively simple programs used in mass attacks was growing. Attackers have mastered non-Windows platforms – Android and Linux: almost all types of malicious programs are created and used for these platforms. Read Full Article