Incidents

Kaspersky false positive on Exploit.HTML.Objdata

A change we made recently to our virus definition for ‘Exploit.HTML.Objdata’ may cause a false positive.

The problem was reported to us at 18:00 Moscow time [GMT+3] on 1 November and we posted a revised definition at 22:00 on the same day.

If any of your Kaspersky anti-virus products flagged this threat during these four hours, we recommend that you scan again with updated bases to make sure.

Kaspersky false positive on Exploit.HTML.Objdata

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Reports

Ferocious Kitten: 6 years of covert surveillance in Iran

Ferocious Kitten is an APT group that has been targeting Persian-speaking individuals in Iran. Some of the TTPs used by this threat actor are reminiscent of other groups, such as Domestic Kitten and Rampant Kitten. In this report we aim to provide more details on these findings.

Andariel evolves to target South Korea with ransomware

In April 2021, we observed a suspicious Word document with a Korean file name and decoy. It revealed a novel infection scheme and an unfamiliar payload. After a deep analysis, we came to a conclusion: the Andariel group was behind these attacks.

Operation TunnelSnake

A newly discovered rootkit that we dub ‘Moriya’ is used by an unknown actor to deploy passive backdoors on public facing servers, facilitating the creation of a covert C&C communication channel through which they can be silently controlled. The victims are located in Africa, South and South-East Asia.

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