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Russian Antivirus Software: Kaspersky Lab

Russian Antivirus Software: Kaspersky Lab, officially banned by the US Government

Russian Antivirus Software: Kaspersky Lab, officially banned by the US Government. European Union considers the Antivirus “malicious” US agencies are now officially prohibited from using Kaspersky Lab along with all related services. Although no concrete evidence, this started after classified hacking materials for the National Security Agency (NSA), was hacked with the help of Kaspersky...
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Russian Antivirus Software Kaspersky Lab officially banned by US

Russian Antivirus Software Kaspersky Lab officially banned by US

Russian antivirus software Kaspersky Lab has now been officially banned by the US Government. The recent hacking of classified National Security Agency (NSA) materials was attributed to the Kaspersky Lab Antivirus system, leading to the ban. The software has been associated with the Russian Secret Service and claimed to be spyware. The ban will be...
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Ransomware: the new kind of malware

Ransomware: the new kind of malware

Ransomware is one of the greatest emerging cybercrime challenges. Ransomware is the largest malware taxonomy and most phishing emails in 2016 contain ransomware. The tactic of ransomware is to hold the victim to extortion by encrypting the victim’s documents, files or disks until the person pays a ransom fee via bitcoin or voucher. The main...
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Carberp malware

Carberp malware – the precursor to many modern financial Trojans

Carberp malware, a financial Trojan, is the precursor to many new malware families such as Sofacy and Bolek. Carberp is an older malware, however, it is well worth our time to review as at it’s time of release it was highly sophisticated. Carberp was originally a Russian financial Trojan that first appeared in 2010. Carberp...
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Zeus the sky and thunder god of malware

Zeus the sky and thunder god of malware

Zeus malware is a financial Trojan targeting online banking. Zeus malware steals banking information by man-in-the-browser attacks, keystroke logging and form grabbing methods. Zeus was developed to target the Windows OS and has been around for almost 10 years now. Zeus is spread mainly through drive-by downloads and phishing schemes. Why are we talking about...
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New Financial Malware – Banking Trojans

New Financial Malware – Banking Trojans

Denis Makrushin, a security expert at Kaspersky Lab. has published findings – “Financial malware are still active and developing rapidly. New banking Trojans have significantly extended their functionality by adding new modules, such as ransomware. If criminals do not succeed in stealing users’ personal data, they will encrypt it and demand a ransom. Another example...
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APWG Phishing Solution

APWG – Phishing Activity Trends Report, 1st Quarter 2016

Phishing Crimeware APWG Quarter 1 2016 Report The following is an extract of the most recent APWG Report Q1 2016. The full APWG report can be viewed at – http://docs.apwg.org/reports/apwg_trends_report_q1_2016.pdf Phishing Report Scope The APWG Phishing Activity Trends Report analyzes phishing attacks reported to the APWG by its member companies, its Global Research Partners, through...
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