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…

Texas A&M And The A&M System’s Contribution To The Army Choosing Austin For The Futures Command

The U.S. Army has announced a new command will be based in Austin, to help the Army adapt to the emerging threats from powers such as China and Russia, after…

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…

APT Trends Report Q2 2018

In the second quarter of 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarter’s private threat intelligence reports, in an effort to make the…

EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine for another six months. Source: Business – The Eagle

Appears on Texas’ ‘Michael Berry Show,’ ‘Mark Davis Show’ and Fox News’ ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss Justice Kennedy’s retirement from the Court, immigration, and President Trump’s summit with Putin,…

Pbot: evolving adware

The adware PBot (PythonBot) got its name because its core modules are written in Python. It was more than a year ago that we detected the first member of this…

Trump’s call for a “Space Force” escalates a quiet, dangerous contest between the US, China, and Russia—one whose consequences no one really understands. Source: Science News

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…

Trump barrels into G-7 summit, ready to fight US allies

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — Bruising for a fight, President Donald Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, confronting longtime U.S. allies over a burgeoning trade dispute and…

Saudis seek to prevent Qatar from buying Russian missiles

PARIS (AP) — The French newspaper Le Monde is reporting that Saudi Arabia wants France to help prevent Qatar from buying Russia’s most advanced air defense missile system. Source: Business…

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…

2018 Fraud World Cup

There are only two weeks to go before the start of the massive soccer event — FIFA World Cup. This championship has already attracted the attention of millions worldwide, including…

Following through on the promise to give our Troops the highest pay raise in 9 years By Cong. John Culberson Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — We promised to rebuild…

Backdoors in D-Link’s backyard

“If you want to change the world, start with yourself.” In the case of security research this can be rephrased to: “If you want to make the world safer, start…

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…

Roaming Mantis dabbles in mining and phishing multilingually

In April 2018, Kaspersky Lab published a blogpost titled ‘Roaming Mantis uses DNS hijacking to infect Android smartphones’. Roaming Mantis uses Android malware which is designed to spread via DNS…

Putin opens bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin drove a large construction truck Tuesday to road test the much-anticipated bridge linking southern Russia and the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from…

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…

IT threat evolution Q1 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Skygofree:  sophisticated mobile surveillance In January, we uncovered a sophisticated mobile implant that provides attackers with remote control of infected Android devices.  The malware, called…