Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems in H1 2018

For many years, Kaspersky Lab experts have been uncovering and researching cyberthreats that target a variety of information systems – those of commercial and government organizations, banks, telecoms operators, industrial…

College Station Council Asked To Improve Turkey Creek And F&B Roads

The College Station city council is asked to work on a joint agreement to improve Turkey Creek and F&B Roads, which connects Easterwood Airport to and from biocorridor corporations, the…

Utah biodiesel execs linked to polygamous group stay jailed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Salt Lake City biodiesel executives linked to a polygamous group will stay in jail after prosecutors argued they could flee to Turkey if released…

The rise of mobile banker Asacub

We encountered the Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Asacub family for the first time in 2015, when the first versions of the malware were detected, analyzed, and found to be more adept at spying than…

Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep…

Turkey's president: US waging "economic war" against Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president on Saturday blamed the country’s economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging “war” against his country. Source: Business…

Backyard Basics Expo in San Antonio helps attendees learn self-sufficiency

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nelda Leyba Speller, 210-631-0400, nlspeller@ag.tamu.edu Angie Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu David Rodriguez, 210-631-0400, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekck@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the biannual…

IT threat evolution Q2 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Operation Parliament In April, we reported the workings of Operation Parliament, a cyber-espionage campaign aimed at high-profile legislative, executive and judicial organizations around the world…

IT threat evolution Q2 2018. Statistics

Q2 figures According to KSN: Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked 962,947,023 attacks launched from online resources located in 187 countries across the globe. 351,913,075 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by…

A mining multitool

Recently, an interesting miner implementation appeared on Kaspersky Lab’s radar. The malware, which we dubbed PowerGhost, is capable of stealthily establishing itself in a system and spreading across large corporate…

Turkey, US officials hold talks on upcoming Iran sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. and Turkish officials met on Friday to discuss impending American sanctions on Iran — an issue that has the potential to cause a new flashpoint…

Texas A&M releases new Ace cowpea

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gerald Smith, 903-834-6191, gerald.smith@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – A new forage cowpea variety – Ace – blends a number of desirable characteristics into into a…

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…

Farm bill discussions set for High Plains cotton producers June 19-20, July 12

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5600, dljones@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host another round of cotton meetings in the High Plains June…

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…

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…

Bryan Police Investigate Shooting

From the Bryan Police Department: On April 22, 2018 at 1:30 a.m., Officers responded to 1300 Turkey Creek for a report of a shooting. A large party was underway when…

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…

APT Trends report Q1 2018

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

Putin, Erdogan launch Turkey's 1st nuclear reactor

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Tuesday launched the start of construction for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, as ties between the two nations deepen. …