From Nuisance Viruses to Stuxnet: Talking Malware With Eugene Kaspersky

In the newest edition of the Lab Matters webcast, founder and chief executive officer of Kaspersky Lab Eugene Kaspersky discusses the evolution of malware attacks — from nuisance e-mail worms to well-organized, for-profit cyber-criminals taking control of millions of computers.

In this Q&A with Ryan Naraine, Kaspersky talks about the different eras in malicious computer activity, from passive viruses to Internet worms to botnets and, now, a new era of cyber-warfare.

From Nuisance Viruses to Stuxnet: Talking Malware With Eugene Kaspersky

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Lyceum group reborn

According to older public researches, Lyceum conducted operations against organizations in the energy and telecommunications sectors across the Middle East. In 2021, we have been able to identify a new cluster of the group’s activity, focused on two entities in Tunisia.

GhostEmperor: From ProxyLogon to kernel mode

While investigating a recent rise of attacks against Exchange servers, we noticed a recurring cluster of activity that appeared in several distinct compromised networks. With a long-standing operation, high profile victims, advanced toolset and no affinity to a known threat actor, we decided to dub the cluster GhostEmperor.

APT trends report Q2 2021

This is our latest summary of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity, focusing on significant events that we observed during Q2 2021: attacks against Microsoft Exchange servers, APT29 and APT31 activities, targeting campaigns, etc.

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