Principal Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis TeamKurt joined Kaspersky in 2010. He researches and reports on targeted attack activity, complex intrusions, and advanced malware. He focuses on privacy and cryptography technologies. Kurt contributes to working groups and shares his findings with other members of various online communities. He regularly gives presentations on malware issues at international conferences and offers his thoughts to a variety of journalists and media about current cybersecurity matters. Prior to joining Kaspersky, Kurt was VP of Behavioral Threat Research at Symantec for PC Tools’ ThreatFire. Originally joining ThreatFire when it was a startup in 2005, Kurt was as their sole researcher and led their research efforts through two successful acquisitions. Before Symantec, Kurt was Chief Threat Officer at Novatix and a Threat Analyst at SonicWALL.
Roaming Mantis (a.k.a Shaoye) is a long-term cyberattack campaign that uses malicious Android package (APK) files to control infected Android devices and steal data. In 2022, we observed a DNS changer function implemented in its Android malware Wroba.o.
We continue to track the BlueNoroff group’s activities and this October we observed the adoption of new malware strains in its arsenal.
In this report, we compare the ROADSWEEP ransomware and ZEROCLEARE wiper versions used in two waves of attacks against Albanian government organizations.
While hunting for less common Deathstalker intrusions, we identified a new Janicab variant used in targeting legal entities in the Middle East throughout 2020.