Monthly Archives: March 2017

Steam spammers have a night at the movies

Users of gaming platform Steam have the ability to upload images from games, post messages, and more besides, into their social network stream. They also have the option to upload game-related artwork. Spammers occasionally make use of this feature to sling some … Continue reading

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The Mistakes of Smart Medicine

As numerous studies have shown, smart houses, smart cars, and smart cities are undeniably beneficial to people in everyday life, but quite often can become a threat to their safety. It is not only a matter of personal data leakage. … Continue reading

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Tech support scammers and their banking woes

We all know about tech support scams by this point. We know how they cold call, lie their way into your computer, and steal your money. Unfortunately for the scammers, banks know this as well, making it quite difficult at … Continue reading

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Websites compromised in ‘Decimal IP’ campaign

When looking at malicious traffic, one of the things we are interested in are the hosts involved in a particular attack. For example, we check the hostnames or IP addresses that were serving up malicious code. Before getting further, let’s define a … Continue reading

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Explained: Sage ransomware

Sage is yet another ransomware that has become a common threat nowadays. Similarly to Spora, it has capabilities to encrypt files offline. The malware is actively developed and currently, we are facing an outbreak of version 2.2. of this product. … Continue reading

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What are exploits? (And why you should care)

Exploits: they’re not your mama’s cyberthreats. At one point in the not-so-distant past, exploits were responsible for delivering 80 percent of malware to people’s systems. But exploits seem to be experiencing a lull today. Does this mean they’re gone for … Continue reading

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Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems, H2 2016

The Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT) is starting a series of regular publications about our research devoted to the threat landscape for industrial organizations. All statistical data used in the report was … Continue reading

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A week in security (Mar 20th – Mar 26th)

Last week, we investigated Twitter app scammers using stolen celebrity nudes as bait, explored the world of Chinese PUPs and backdoors, took a deep dive into a Ransomware campaign targeting people in the UK and Canada, and looked at a bout … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft phish campaign lures victims with free pet

A phishing campaign currently in circulation is attempting to bait World of Warcraft with the promise of free in-game pets. We’ve seen two variations on this so far, and it’s possible there’s more. Both of the below examples lead to … Continue reading

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Mobile Menace Monday: Preinstalled adware and sometimes worse

BLU manufactured mobile devices have been discovered with preinstalled adware known as Android/Adware.YeMobi. Behavior of YeMobi The incriminating behavior of adware YeMobi is its ability to launch the default browser on a mobile device and use it to display ads. There … Continue reading

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