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The BlueNoroff cryptocurrency hunt is still on

BlueNoroff is the name of an APT group coined by Kaspersky researchers while investigating the notorious attack on Bangladesh’s Central Bank back in 2016. A mysterious group with links to Lazarus and an unusual financial motivation for an APT. The...

/ January 13, 2022

Choosing Christmas gifts for kids: Squid Game and Huggy Wuggy are trending

As the holidays approach, many of us are trying to figure out what to buy our family and friends. We especially want to make this time of year festive for kids. If you want to delight children, you need to...

/ December 22, 2021

Answering Log4Shell-related questions

Important notice On December 18th, Log4j version 2.17.0 was released to address open vulnerabilities. It is highly recommended to update your systems as soon as possible. History of the Log4j library vulnerabilities The summary of the Log4Shell situation On December...

/ December 20, 2021

How and why do we attack our own Anti-Spam?

We often use machine-learning (ML) technologies to improve the quality of cybersecurity systems. But machine-learning models can be susceptible to attacks that aim to “fool” them into delivering erroneous results. This can lead to significant damage to both our company...

/ December 20, 2021

PseudoManuscrypt: a mass-scale spyware attack campaign

In June 2021, Kaspersky ICS CERT experts identified malware whose loader has some similarities to the Manuscrypt malware, which is part of the Lazarus APT group’s arsenal. In 2020, the group used Manuscrypt in attacks on defense enterprises in different...

/ December 16, 2021

Kaspersky Managed Detection and Response: interesting cases

Kaspersky Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provides advanced protection against the growing number of threats that bypass automatic security barriers. Its capabilities are backed by a high-professional team of security analysts operating all over the world. Each suspicious security event...

/ December 15, 2021

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2021. Statistics

All statistics in this report are from the global cloud service Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which receives information from components in our security solutions. The data was obtained from users who had given their consent to it being sent to...

/ December 15, 2021

Owowa: the add-on that turns your OWA into a credential stealer and remote access panel

While looking for potentially malicious implants that targeted Microsoft Exchange servers, we identified a suspicious binary that had been submitted to a multiscanner service in late 2020. Analyzing the code, we determined that the previously unknown binary is an IIS...

/ December 14, 2021

CVE-2021-44228 vulnerability in Apache Log4j library

CVE-2021-44228 summary Last week information security media reported the discovery of the critical vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 in the Apache Log4j library (CVSS severity level 10 out of 10). The threat, also named Log4Shell or LogJam, is a Remote Code Execution (RCE)...

/ December 13, 2021

The life cycle of phishing pages

Introduction In this study, we analyzed how long phishing pages survive as well as the signs they show when they become inactive. In addition to the general data, we provided a number of options for classifying phishing pages according to...

/ December 9, 2021

The story of the year: ransomware in the headlines

[embedded content] In the past twelve months, the word “ransomware” has popped up in countless headlines worldwide across both print and digital publications: The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, the New York Times. It is no longer just being discussed...

/ December 7, 2021

APT annual review 2021

In the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky, we track the ongoing activities of more than 900 advanced threat actors and activity clusters; you can find our quarterly overviews here, here and here. For this annual review, we have...

/ November 30, 2021