In a recent investigation, Kaspersky researchers uncovered a previously unknown malware dubbed Chinotto targeting North Korean defectors and human rights activists. The malware operated by an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor ScarCruft is implemented in PowerShell, Windows executables, and Android apps. It is capable of controlling and exfiltrating sensitive information from its targets. Furthermore, the attackers attempted to gather information and attack victims' connections using the victim's compromised social network and email.
The Kaspersky Employee Wellbeing 2021 report unveils that while organizations regularly face employee data leakage, almost half of them (45%) prefer not to disclose these incidents publicly. At the same time, staff may lack basic cybersecurity knowledge to protect themselves as only 44% of businesses offer IT security training.
New research from Kaspersky interviewing 389 healthcare providers from 36 countries reveals that 91% of medical organizations have already implemented telehealth capabilities, with 44% starting to use them after the pandemic. At the same time, 52% of respondents have experienced cases where patients refused telehealth services due to security concerns.
In 2022, we will observe state-sponsored groups targeting the cryptocurrency industry, while cybercriminals will take advantage of investors by fabricating rogue wallet with backdoors included. On top of that, we are likely to witness the growth of attacks against payment systems and more advanced mobile threats. These are the key predictions from Kaspersky’s ‘Cyberthreats to Financial Organizations in 2022’ report.
The growth of phishing attacks mimicking e-payment pages was spotted in the run-up to the Black Friday period. The total number of financial phishing attacks disguised as e-payment systems more than doubled from September (627,560) to October 2021 (1,935,905), indicating a 208% increase. This and other findings are in Kaspersky’s ‘Black Friday 2021: How to Have a Scam-Free Shopping Day’ report.
To help organizations evaluate the best endpoint protection platforms and endpoint detection and response solutions for their needs, the IDC MarketScape reviewed data submitted by MES vendors between April and September 2021, to position the capabilities of the companies.
To mark the second anniversary of the Coalition Against Stalkerware co-founded by Kaspersky, the digital privacy company commissioned a global survey of more than 21,000 participants in 21 countries about their attitudes towards privacy and digital stalking in intimate relationships. Stalkerware enables a perpetrator to digitally monitor another person’s private life via a mobile device without the victim’s consent.
Kaspersky researchers presented their vision of the future for advanced persistent threats (APTs), outlining how the threat landscape will change in 2022. Politicization playing an increasing role in cyberspace, the return of low-level attacks, an inflow of new APT actors and a growth of supply chain attacks are some of the predictions outlined by the researchers.