Incidents

Quake IV released

You’re probably wondering why we are mentioning the release of Quake IV, a first person shooter game.

Well, unfortunately Kaspersky Anti-Virus was detecting the original Quake4.exe as Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob.bi for a few hours.

Within a very short time, reports started to appear on gaming forums about this issue. Unfortunately no-one sent Quake4.exe to our VirusLab. If they had, they would have received a reply demonstrating the issue had been fixed.

So in similar cases please send the file which is flagged as being malicious to our Virus Lab – newvirus@kaspersky.com You’ll then find out for sure if it’s a false positive or a correct detection. And by the way, don’t forget to password protect the file.

It might well be that warez versions of Quake IV *do* contain some sort of Trojan. This was the case with a very popular crack for Half-Life 2 when the game was first released.

Quake IV released

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Reports

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.

APT trends report Q1 2021

This report highlights significant events related to advanced persistent threat (APT) activity observed in Q1 2021. The summaries are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports.

The leap of a Cycldek-related threat actor

The investigation described in this article started with one such file which caught our attention due to the various improvements it brought to this well-known infection vector.

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