Publications

Danger of infection increasing year by year

In spite of the steps taken by IT industry, the evolution of the Internet is
accompanied by the evolution of malicious code. Proof of this is our statistics on the number of new entries to the signature base for Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

Number of signatures added to Kaspersky Anti-Virus database every year
(2001 – 2004)

Our graph shows that the number of malicious programs continues to increase. And it seems certain that this trend will continue – and we will continue to detect increasing numbers of viruses, worms, Trojans and other malicious programs.

We will be publishing some more detailed statistics on our antivirus databases in the near future. Watch this site…

Danger of infection increasing year by year

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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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