ESET, the leader in cybersecurity research and a top European Union-based endpoint security company, has discovered evidence linking the infamous cybercriminal group TeleBots to Industroyer, the most powerful modern malware targeting industrial control systems and the culprit behind the electricity blackout in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, in 2016. TeleBots demonstrated its prowess with NotPetya, the disk-wiping malware…

Woburn, MA – October 10, 2018 – Kaspersky Lab researchers monitoring the activity of Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017, have uncovered a massive operation focused on government entities and more in Jordan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Afghanistan, alongside its original targets. The malware is distributed through a highly…

Based on trends in the first half of 2018, Webroot found that cybercriminals are shifting to increasingly sophisticated and targeted means of attack while also expanding their money making endeavors, as shown by the uptick in cryptojacking and cryptomining. There has been a massive shift from ransomware to cryptomining Malware in general, including ransomware and…

McAfee released its McAfee Labs Threats Report September 2018, examining the growth and trends of new cyber threats in Q2 2018. In the second quarter, they saw the surge in cryptomining malware growth that began in Q4 2017 continue through the first half of 2018. McAfee also saw the continued adaptation of the type of…

Montreal, Quebec – September 24, 2018– Kaspersky Lab announced today that members of its elite Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) and Anti-Malware Research experts will be speaking at Virus Bulletin 2018(VB2018). VB2018 is being held Wednesday, October 3 through Friday, October 5 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In addition to serving as a proud sponsor…

Cybercriminals are adopting creative new techniques to target their victims at an unprecedented pace and are constantly seeking methods to avoid law enforcement detection. To stay ahead of them, law enforcement should target cybercriminals offering “off-the-shelf” cyber-attack services or products to make it more difficult for low-level cybercriminals to carry out high-level attacks. Europol’s fifth…

Woburn, MA – September 18, 2018 – Kaspersky Lab today released a new IoT report, which found that during the first half of 2018, IoT devices were attacked with more than 120,000 modifications of malware, which is more than triple the amount of IoT malware seen throughout 2017. Kaspersky Lab warns that the significant growth of malware families for smart…

New data shows attackers are trying to sneak past malware scanners on websites using stealthy hacks such as cryptojacking and malicious JavaScript. Website security service provider SiteLock analyzed data from 6 million customer websites for the second quarter of 2018 and found that a website, on average, suffers 58 attack attempts per day – or…