The return of Fantomas, or how we deciphered Cryakl

In early February this year, Belgian police seized the C&C servers of the infamous Cryakl cryptor. Soon afterwards, they handed over the private keys to our experts, who used them…

Long-troubled Deutsche Bank says profits unexpectedly high

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, said Monday that its earnings will be considerably higher than expected in the second quarter, a fact that it said underlines the…

Trump claims Germany 'controlled' by Russia, Merkel differs

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO summit Wednesday with claims that a pipeline deal has left Germany “totally controlled” and “captive to Russia” as he lobbed…

ECB head Draghi: Trade protectionism is main risk to economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says that new trade barriers are the main risk to Europe’s economy and that it’s up to the EU to…

To crypt, or to mine – that is the question

Way back in 2013 our malware analysts spotted the first malicious samples related to the Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rakhni family. That was the starting point for this long-lived Trojan family, which is still…

A pie maker creates art for the upper crust

In Germany, a country known more for kuchen than pie, one baker has become a sensation for her design-savvy, American-style pastries. Source: The Eagle Culture & Lifestyle

Olympic Destroyer is still alive

In March 2018 we published our research on Olympic Destroyer, an advanced threat actor that hit organizers, suppliers and partners of the Winter Olympic Games 2018 held in Pyeongchang, South…

Swiss reject money proposal, approve on-line casino gambling

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Swiss voters have rejected a referendum that would have made sweeping changes in their country’s monetary and banking system. Source: Business – The Eagle

Netkids

Children today are completely at home in the digital space. They use digital diaries and textbooks at school, communicate via instant messaging, play games on mobile devices (not to mention…

Bulgaria hits setback in bid for euro membership

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bulgaria has hit a setback to its hopes of soon becoming a member of the shared euro currency after the European Central Bank said the EU’s…

Spam and phishing in Q1 2018

Quarterly highlights Data leaks Early 2018 will be remembered for a series of data leak scandals. The most high-profile saw Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg grilled by US Congress, with many…

IT threat evolution Q1 2018. Statistics

Q1 figures According to KSN: Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked 796,806,112 attacks launched from online resources located in 194 countries across the globe. 282,807,433 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by…

SynAck targeted ransomware uses the Doppelgänging technique

The Process Doppelgänging technique was first presented in December 2017 at the BlackHat conference. Since the presentation several threat actors have started using this sophisticated technique in an attempt to…

US charges don't change German probe of ex-Volkswagen CEO

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors are saying their probe of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is ongoing and won’t be affected by the charges brought against him in the…

Merkel: Europe will push back if hit with trade tariffs

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and the leaders of France and Britain are ready to push back if the Trump administration does not permanently exempt…

European Central Bank still confident despite slower growth

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank says recent signs of weakening economic growth are grounds for caution but not worrisome enough yet to consider changing…

DDoS attacks in Q1 2018

News overview In early January, it was reported that an amateur hacker had come close to pulling off a botnet attack using “improvised” materials. Armed with information gleaned from hacker…

Energetic Bear/Crouching Yeti: attacks on servers

Energetic Bear/Crouching Yeti is a widely known APT group active since at least 2010. The group tends to attack different companies with a strong focus on the energy and industrial…

Mexico's Pena Nieto optimistic on NAFTA overhaul talks

BERLIN (AP) — Mexico’s president has said at a trade fair in Germany that he’s optimistic about reaching a deal to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement. Source: Business…

Smyths Toys to take over Toys R Us stores in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Source: Business – The Eagle