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09.02.2016

Is your teenager a hacker?

Kaspersky Lab urges parents to question their teen’s online habits ahead of Safer Internet Day 2016

Research by Kaspersky Lab to mark Safer Internet Day 2016 reveals that one in ten (12 per cent) of 16 to 19 year olds in the UK know someone who has engaged in a cyber- activity that could be deemed illegal. The poll found a third (35 per cent) would be impressed if a friend hacked a bank’s website and replaced the homepage with a cartoon, and a deeply worrying one in ten would be impressed if a friend hacked the air traffic control systems of a local airport. Read more

09.02.2016

Kaspersky Lab Exposes the Poseidon Group: A Commercial Malware Boutique Operating on Land, Air and Sea

First ever publicly-known Brazilian Portuguese-speaking campaign targeting financial institutions as well as telecommunications, manufacturing, energy and media companies

Tenerife, Spain –Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has announced the discovery of the Poseidon Group, an advanced threat actor active in global cyber-espionage operations since at least 2005. What makes the Poseidon Group stand out is that it’s a commercial entity, whose attacks involve custom malware digitally signed with rogue certificates deployed to steal sensitive data from victims to coerce them into a business relationship. In addition, the malware is designed to function Read more

08.02.2016

Carbanak and beyond: banks face new attacks

Kaspersky Lab identifies new tricks and copycats of the infamous financial cyber-heist

A year after Kaspersky Lab warned that cybercriminals would start to adopt the tools and tactics of nation-state backed APTs in order to rob banks, the company has confirmed the return of Carbanak as Carbanak 2.0 and uncovered two more groups working in the same style: Metel and GCMAN. They attack financial organisations using covert APT-style reconnaissance and customised malware along with legitimate software and new, innovative schemes to cash out. Read more

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