APT review of the year

What were the most interesting developments in terms of APT activity throughout the year and what can we learn from them? Not an easy question to answer; everybody has partial…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2018. Top security stories

Introduction The internet is now woven into the fabric of our lives. Many people routinely bank, shop and socialize online and the internet is the lifeblood of commercial organizations. The…

Shares advance in Asia following Xi-Trump tariffs truce

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares are advancing in Asia after Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping met and agreed to moderate tensions over trade. Source: Business – The Eagle

Surge of oil and gas flowing to Texas coastline triggers building boom, tensions

A brown pelican perches on a fishing pier, damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, in Port Aransas, Texas, on June 6, 2018. In the background stand three offshore oil rigs.…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2018. Story of the year: miners

Cryptocurrency miners that infect the computers of unsuspecting users essentially operate according to the same business model as ransomware programs: the victim’s computing power is harnessed to enrich the cybercriminals.…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Threat Predictions for 2019

There’s nothing more difficult than predicting. So, instead of gazing into a crystal ball, the idea here is to make educated guesses based on what has happened recently and where…

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IT threat evolution Q3 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Lazarus targets cryptocurrency exchange Lazarus is a well-established threat actor that has conducted cyber-espionage and cybersabotage campaigns since at least 2009. In recent years, the…

Two Texas A&M faculty named Fellows at CSSA, ASA conference in Baltimore

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@tamu.eduDr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3041, sethmurray@tamu.edu BALTIMORE – Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists were honored for their professional achievements with the…

New Training for veterinarians in 14 African countries to help combat infectious diseases

AgriLife Research Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases part of joint program Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Some 180 veterinarians drawn from 14 African countries will benefit…

New Training for veterinarians in 14 African countries to help combat infectious diseases

AgriLife Research Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases part of joint program Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Some 180 veterinarians drawn from 14 African countries will benefit…

Share sell-off moderates in Asia after rout on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell moderately in Asia on Thursday after another torrent of selling on Wall Street sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting more than 600 points, erasing…

How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and sold out on climate

The Trump White House has capitalized on fossil-fuel exports made possible by the Obama administration. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is shown here on Aug. 2, 2017 welcoming his predecessor, Ernest…

Octopus-infested seas of Central Asia

For the last two years we have been monitoring a Russian-language cyberespionage actor that focuses on Central Asian users and diplomatic entities. We named the actor DustSquad and have provided…

For the last two years we have been monitoring a Russian-language cyberespionage actor that focuses on Central Asian users and diplomatic entities. We named the actor DustSquad and have provided…

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

Texas A&M’s Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture receives additional $12.5 million for research on small scale irrigation

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Neville Clarke, 979-862-4389, neville.clarke@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, has received…

Shedding Skin – Turla’s Fresh Faces

Turla, also known as Venomous Bear, Waterbug, and Uroboros, may be best known for what was at the time an “ultra complex” snake rootkit focused on NATO-related targets, but their…

Roaming Mantis part III: iOS crypto-mining and spreading via malicious content delivery system

In Q2 2018, Kaspersky Lab published two blogposts about Roaming Mantis sharing details of this new cybercriminal campaign. In the beginning, the criminals used DNS hijacking in vulnerable routers to…

USB threats from malware to miners

Introduction In 2016, researchers from the University of Illinois left 297 unlabelled USB flash drives around the university campus to see what would happen. 98% of the dropped drives were…