Crimeware and financial cyberthreats in 2023

A look back on the year 2022 and what to expect in 2023 Every year, as part of the Kaspersky Security Bulletin, we predict which major trends will be followed in the coming year by attackers, who target financial organizations. The predictions, based on our extensive experience, help individuals and businesses improve their cybersecurity and […]

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IT threat evolution Q3 2022

IT threat evolution in Q3 2022 IT threat evolution in Q3 2022. Non-mobile statistics IT threat evolution in Q3 2022. Mobile statistics Targeted attacks CosmicStrand:  discovery of a sophisticated UEFI rootkit In July, we reported a rootkit that we found in modified Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, the code that loads and initiates the boot process when […]

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Cybersecurity threats: what awaits us in 2023?

Knowing what the future holds can help with being prepared for emerging threats better. Every year, Kaspersky experts prepare forecasts for different industries, helping them to build a strong defense against any cybersecurity threats they might face in the foreseeable future. Those predictions form Kaspersky Security Bulletin (KSB), an annual project lead by Kaspersky experts. […]

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VileRAT: DeathStalker’s continuous strike at foreign and cryptocurrency exchanges

In late August 2020, we published an overview of DeathStalker’s profile and malicious activities, including their Janicab, Evilnum and PowerSing campaigns (PowerPepper was later documented in 2020). Notably, we exposed why we believe the threat actor may fit a group of mercenaries, offering hack-for-hire services, or acting as an information broker to support competitive and […]

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Financial cyberthreats in 2021

The year 2021 was eventful in terms of digital threats for organizations and individuals, and financial institutions were no exception. Throughout the past year, we have seen cybercriminals continue to actively target our users with tools and techniques that emerged due to the pandemic. Imperfections in the transition to remote/hybrid work continue to pose a […]

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The BlueNoroff cryptocurrency hunt is still on

BlueNoroff is the name of an APT group coined by Kaspersky researchers while investigating the notorious attack on Bangladesh’s Central Bank back in 2016. A mysterious group with links to Lazarus and an unusual financial motivation for an APT. The group seems to work more like a unit within a larger formation of Lazarus attackers, […]

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Ukraine legalized cryptocurrency

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the bill “On virtual assets”, which will legalize cryptocurrency and virtual hryvnia. The bill on its legal use for settlement operations was supported by 276 deputies, six voted against, 71 deputies abstained. The document regulates the circulation of virtual assets in the country, which allows market participants to use […]

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