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May 23, 2024 - Press Releases
Kaspersky has identified ransomware attacks using Microsoft’s BitLocker to attempt encryption of corporate files. The threat actors remove the recovery options to prevent the files from being restored and use a malicious script with a new feature: it can detect specific Windows versions and enable the BitLocker according to the Windows version. The incidents with this ransomware, dubbed “ShrinkLocker”, and its variants were observed in Mexico, Indonesia, and Jordan. The perpetrators targeted companies in steel and vaccine manufacturing, and a government entity.
May 22, 2024 - Press Releases
In the ongoing battle against cyber threats, Kaspersky's Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) uncovers three new stealers: Acrid, ScarletStealer, and an evolved form of Sys01. These findings are detailed in the latest report, shedding light on the evolving tactics of cybercriminals.
May 20, 2024 - Press Releases
Fifty nine percent of geo-distributed businesses experienced network problems related to their multi-site structure at least once a month, Kaspersky has found. Among the most common challenges named were network outages, lost connections and poor performance of services and applications.
May 17, 2024 - Press Releases
In its new Sustainability report for H2 2022 and 2023, Kaspersky reveals the key results of the company’s sustainable development initiatives and projects in the respective period. The report encompasses five strategic areas identified as the company's ESG priorities: namely safer cyberworld, future tech, safer planet, people empowerment, and ethics and transparency.
May 16, 2024 - Press Releases
A large number of companies around the world have introduced strict security policies that do not allow cloud cybersecurity training solutions due to their infrastructure, regulation and compliance, or levels of confidentiality. To help these customers enhance the cybersecurity skills of their employees, Kaspersky has introduced an on-premises model of its award-winning Kaspersky Automated Security Awareness Platform (ASAP). With the power to operate without the use of the internet, the platform offers companies full control over their data and infrastructure.
May 14, 2024 - Press Releases
In 2023, more than 1/5 of cyberattacks persisted for over a month, the annual Kaspersky Incident Response 2023 report has revealed, with trusted relationships emerging as one of the main attack vectors in these prolonged cases. The report draws on the results of Kaspersky's cyberattack investigations throughout the year, gathered when supporting organizations seeking incident response assistance or when hosting expert events for their internal incident response teams.
May 10, 2024 - Press Releases
Kaspersky ICS CERT researchers have detected critical vulnerabilities in Cinterion cellular modems. The discovery showcases flaws that allow a remote unauthorized attacker to execute arbitrary code, constituting a major threat to millions of industrial devices. Kaspersky will present further details on these vulnerabilities during their talk at OffensiveCon in Berlin, scheduled for May 11.
May 09, 2024 - Press Releases
Kaspersky researchers have uncovered two new malicious campaigns operated by the notorious Careto Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group, marking their first activity since 2013. Demonstrating a remarkably high level of sophistication, the actors conducted two complex cyberespionage campaigns using a multimodal framework. This framework enables the recording of microphone input, stealing a wide range of files and data, and gaining overall control over the infected machine. The campaigns targeted organizations in Latin America and Central Africa.
May 08, 2024 - Virus News
Ransomware remains a formidable cybersecurity threat, impacting organizations and individuals globally. With the rise of targeted ransomware groups, Kaspersky's latest research uncovers a concerning trend: every third cyber incident in 2023 was attributed to ransomware attacks. As the world prepares to observe International Anti-ransomware Day on May 12, Kaspersky releases a comprehensive analysis of the current ransomware landscape. Delving into major events, emerging trends, and actionable recommendations, the report sheds light on the evolving nature of ransomware threats and their implications for cybersecurity.
May 07, 2024 - Press Releases
The number of attacks with exploits increased by the end of 2023–2024, compared to the beginning of the last year, Kaspersky finds. Although there has been a slight decrease in 2024, the trend persists due increasing popularity of Linux systems. In 2023, critical vulnerability registrations surged 3 times compared to 2019-2022 average.
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