The attacks targeted 35,000 devices in 195 countries between January and November 2021, including devices housed by high-profile organizations. Roughly seven percent of the targets were ICS, with the engineering and building automation sectors being most impacted. Attacks were also aimed at military industrial enterprises and research laboratories. In many cases, the attackers targeted engineering…

As part of the observed attacks, the group used an updated DeathNote malware cluster, which includes a slightly modified version of BLINDINGCAN, a piece of malware that the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) associated with the group. A new variant of COPPERHEDGE, which Lazarus has been using for at least two years, was…

Kaspersky researchers have discovered an advanced Trojan, dubbed BloodyStealer, sold on darknet forums and used to steal gamers’ accounts on popular gaming platforms, including Steam, Epic Games Store, and EA Origin. With features to avoid analysis and detection, a low subscription price, and some interesting capabilities, BloodyStealer is a prime example of the types of…

For Android users, installing applications from Google Play, and Google Play only, is the wise choice. With its strong safety rules, official app monitoring, plentiful user reviews, and security researcher scrutiny, Android’s official store tends to be a safe place for downloading apps. Even when malware does make it to Google Play, it is quickly…

SAS postscript: Webinar on IT security vulnerabilities in healthcare

Each year, the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) brings together cybersecurity specialists from all over the world to share expertise, discuss new trends, and present their research. For those who can’t attend this year’s event but still want to get acquainted with the latest research, we’ve planned a series of webinars that will cover major SAS findings….

Israel hacked Kaspersky, caught Russia using the software to hack U.S.

Instead of promoting goodwill relations with Israel, U.S. intelligence threw Israeli intelligence under the bus when explaining how Israel hacked Kaspersky and caught Russia using Kaspersky to search for NSA exploits and other U.S. government classified programs. The New York Times reported, “It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers…