Alexander Liskin

Head of Anti-Malware Research, Kaspersky

As Head of Anti-Malware Research, Alexander is responsible for ensuring that Kaspersky products provide quality protection from security threats across all platforms. This includes improving threat detection rates, creating new technologies for protection against advanced threats, and the development of current malware detection mechanisms. Alexander joined Kaspersky in 2006 as a malware analyst in the Packed Objects Analysis Group. Within this role he acquired great experience in reverse engineering and software development. In 2013, he became a leader in the Heuristic Detection Group and, several years later, the group’s manager. The division provided generic detections for all kinds of threats as well as developing malware detection methods. As a lead malware analyst, Alexander designed and developed a number of technologies that currently form the basis of Kaspersky’s anti-virus engine. In 2018, Alexander became Head of the Heuristic Detection and Vulnerability Research Team. The team was responsible for heuristic and generic malware detection, developing new threat protection technologies, static and dynamic exploit detection, vulnerability assessment and patch management, packed objects analysis and format parsers. Alexander graduated with honors from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University.



Meet the GoldenJackal APT group. Don’t expect any howls

GoldenJackal is an APT group, active since 2019, that usually targets government and diplomatic entities in the Middle East and South Asia. The main feature of this group is a specific toolset of .NET malware, JackalControl, JackalWorm, JackalSteal, JackalPerInfo and JackalScreenWatcher.

APT trends report Q1 2023

For more than five years, the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky has been publishing quarterly summaries of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. These summaries are based on our threat intelligence research; and they provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports.

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