In the fall of 2014, we discovered a new banking Trojan, which caught our attention for two reasons...
By closely observing more than 60 threat actors responsible for APT attacks worldwide, the team of experts has now compiled a list of the top emerging threats in the APT world. We think these will play an important role in 2015.
Two years ago, we published our research into RedOctober, a complex cyber-espionage operation targeting diplomatic embassies worldwide. We named it RedOctober because we started this investigation in October 2012, an unusually hot month.
Several days ago, our products detected an unusual sample from the Destover family.
The end of the year is traditionally a time for reflection – for taking stock of our lives before considering what lies ahead. We’d like to offer our customary retrospective of the key events that shaped the threat landscape in 2014.
In November 2014, an interesting malicious sample was uploaded to a multiscanner service. This immediately triggered our interest because it appears to represent a previously unknown piece of a larger puzzle.
This section of the report forms part of the Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2014 and is based on data obtained and processed using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). Kaspersky Lab products detected and neutralized a total of 6,167,233,068 threats during the reported period.
This week, for the first time ever, the FBI issued a media FLASH to warn businesses about the destructive wiper activity that was used in the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Following the release of our report on the Regin nation-state cyber operation, questions were raised about whether anti-malware companies deliberately withheld information - and detections - at the request of governments and customers.
Next year Kaspersky Lab experts anticipate high-stakes targeted cyber-attacks pinpointing the banks. We expect fraudsters will try to develop new malware that can take cash directly from ATMs. 2015 is also likely to bring even more privacy concerns, security worries about Apple devices and renewed fears about connected devices.