Christian Funk

Head of Global Research & Analysis Team, DACH

Christian Funk has been head of the German Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky since 2014. He joined the company in 2007 and was appointed as a Virus Analyst for Central Europe one year later. His areas of expertise include malware trends, mobile threats, IoT technologies, social networking and observing the online gaming black market. His other responsibilities include conducting employee training and compiling IT security statistics. In addition, he is a regular keynote speaker at national and international technology trade shows and IT security events. Christian Funk studied computer science with a focus on information management at the University of Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt.

Publications

Reports

APT trends report Q1 2022

This is our latest summary of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity, focusing on events that we observed during Q1 2022.

Lazarus Trojanized DeFi app for delivering malware

We recently discovered a Trojanized DeFi application that was compiled in November 2021. This application contains a legitimate program called DeFi Wallet that saves and manages a cryptocurrency wallet, but also implants a full-featured backdoor.

MoonBounce: the dark side of UEFI firmware

At the end of 2021, we inspected UEFI firmware that was tampered with to embed a malicious code we dub MoonBounce. In this report we describe how the MoonBounce implant works and how it is connected to APT41.

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