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Kaspersky Web Traffic Security Gains Threat Detection

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans by Dan Kobialka • Dec 27, 2019 Kaspersky, a Russian antivirus and anti-malware solutions provider, has integrated Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack threat detection capabilities into its Kaspersky Web Traffic Security offering. In doing so, organizations can leverage Kaspersky Web Traffic Security in combination with Kaspersky Anti […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

General Cybersecurity Conference

 March 7 – 11, 2018 | Cancun, Mexico

Cybersecurity Conference Description 

The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event that attracts high-caliber anti-malware researchers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and senior executives from financial services, technology, healthcare, academia and government agencies.

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Hackers Obtained #Access to #NSA Employee’s Home #Computer, #Kaspersky Lab Reveals

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Kaspersky Lab has updated its investigation on the hacking of a home computer used by an NSA employee.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kaspersky IT security company has announced that access to information on the home computer of the employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA) could have been obtained by an unknown number of hackers.

According to the Kaspersky Lab probe that is linked to media reports about the company’s software allegedly having been used to search and download classified information from the home computer of a NSA employee, the user’s computer was infected with Mokes backdoor, a malware that allows the hackers to obtain access to a device.

“The malware… was a full blown backdoor which may have allowed third parties access to the user’s machine,” the Kaspersky Lab has stated.

However, it is possible that Mokes was not the only malware that infected the computer in question, the company said, adding that while Kaspersky software on the computer was enabled, it reported 121 alarms on different types of malware.

“The interesting thing about this malware is that it was available for purchase on Russian underground forums in 2011. Also noteworthy is that the command-and-control servers of this malware were registered to a (presumably) Chinese entity going by the name ‘Zhou Lou’ during the period of September to November 2014,” the statement explained.

Allegations Against Kaspersky Lab

The internal investigation by Kaspersky Lab was launched after The Wall Street Journal reported in October that a group of hackers allegedly working for the Russian officials had stolen classified data through the National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, which used antivirus software made by the Russian software producer.

Shortly later, the New York Times reported that Israeli intelligence services have hacked into the network of Kaspersky, and warned their US colleagues that the Russian government was allegedly using Kaspersky software to gain access to computers around the world, including in several US government agencies.

Both reports came a month after the US Department of Homeland Security ordered state agencies and departments to stop using Kaspersky Lab software within the next 90  days, with the company’s CEO Eugene Kaspersky refuting all the allegations spread by the media regarding the Russian cybersecurity company’s involvement in spying on US users through its products and calling such claims groundless and paranoiac.

When commenting on the situation in an interview to Die Zeit newspaper, Eugene Kaspersky has, “There is a feeling that we just had been doing our job better than others, that we had been protecting our clients better than others … Probably, someone in the United States is very unhappy about it.”

Most recently, Wikileaks has revealed that the CIA had written a code to “impersonate” Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, which had been used at least three times.

READ MORE: WikiLeaks: CIA Wrote Code to ‘Impersonate’ Russia-Based Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is one of the largest private cybersecurity companies in the world, with its technologies protecting over 400 million users and 270,000 corporate clients.

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Wikileaks release #reveals #CIA impersonated #Kaspersky Lab while #hacking people

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The Central Intelligence Agency created and used code that pretended to be from Kaspersky Lab while hacking people, a big twist on what has been an ongoing saga of allegations of Kaspersky colluding with the Russian government, according to the latest release by Wikileaks of leaked top secret U.S. government files.

The Vault 8 release, issued Thursday, detailed the source code and development logs behind the CIA’s “Project Hive,” designed by the agency to implant malware to spy on targets outside the country. Within the released code was evidence that the CIA used fake certificates pretending to have been from Kaspersky Lab, meaning essentially that the agency was hacking people across the globe while impersonating Kaspersky.

“This publication will enable investigative journalists, forensic experts and the general public to better identify and understand covert CIA infrastructure components,” WikiLeaks said in a statement. “Hive solves a critical problem for the malware operators at the CIA. Even the most sophisticated malware implant on a target computer is useless if there is no way for it to communicate with its operators in a secure manner that does not draw attention.”

Kaspersky Lab has been in the spotlight since June after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the company’s employees as part of an investigation into claims the company was colluding with the Russian government to hack and steal information from the U.S. government. Despite there being no solid evidence to date, the company has since been banned by The White House and Department of Homeland Security from use by U.S. government agencies.

In a surprising twist in a story that already reads like a poorly edited self-published spy drama in Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle book store, Kaspersky claimed last month that it had indeed gained access to top secret spying tools used by the National Security Agency, but only because a contractor accidentally installed malware on his or her computer. The company then claimed that after being made aware that it had accidentally accessed the code, it immediately deleted it.

Although much of the story to date has appeared to be nothing more than a witch hunt against Kaspersky Lab, the fact that Wikileaks has now revealed that the CIA itself was pretending to be the company while hacking people may finally provide some relief to the company going forward.

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Hackers can now mine cryptocurrency on your PC, warns Kaspersky

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Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has discovered malware which hides inside a computer, mines cryptocurrency and sends it to hackers. The virus is spread through social engineering and adware. Kaspersky Lab has discovered two groups of hackers working in Russia, which have control of 5,000 and 4,000 computers. When installed…

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W.H. cybersecurity coordinator warns against using Kaspersky Lab software

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Rob Joyce, the Trump administration’s cybersecurity coordinator, said Tuesday the U.S. is lacking 300,000 cybersecurity experts needed to defend the country. He also had a warning for the public about using software from Kaspersky Lab. U.S. officials believe the company has ties to the Kremlin — and the federal government…

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Kaspersky Lab chief urges global assault on hackers

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The man who runs the global internet security firm under fire from US authorities over claims of cyber-espionage says governments across the world must urgently launch a co-ordinated effort to crack down on state-sponsored hackers. Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and chief executive of internet security company Kaspersky Lab, said the US,…

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US intel chiefs express doubts over Kaspersky security software

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US intel chiefs express doubts over Kaspersky security software

Top US intelligence chiefs publicly expressed doubts about the global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs because of its roots in Russia. Six leading intelligence officials yesterday told a Senate hearing on external threats to the United States of their concerns over the firm’s broad presence, without specifying the particular threat they see. Asked if he was aware of a security threat …

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Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says

As governments all around the world are finding a peaceful solution for the political tension in Ukraine , the cyber-criminals could catch government with online attacks , warned Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky.

“It is good news for the local IT projects, but the international projects will have less budgeted,” says Kaspersky.

“When the governments don’t talk to each other and cooperate, that damages traditional industry and economies, but also cyberspace”  They added.

“It will damage global Internet projects,” he said. “Nations will be more focused on the national projects. That’s good news for the local IT companies, but … the evolution of cyberspace will slow down.” They continued.

Anything that decreases trust among government can hurt such efforts, Kaspersky said.
Source:http://whogothack.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/ukraine-tensions-could-hurt.html#.VjacTfmqqko

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Hackers to Target Smart TV Sets After Phones, Kaspersky Predicts

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(Bloomberg) — Hackers are opening new horizons: having learned how to break into Apple Inc.’s iPhones they may target smart televisions next, according to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. “There are already Trojan viruses that can penetrate an iPhone when it’s connected to a computer,” founder and Chief Executive Officer Eugene Kaspersky said in an interview. “Smart TVs would be the next step.” In the future, hackers will be able to interfere with smart TVs — the latest generation of TVs that are connected to the Internet — and require users to send a paid text message to get them unlocked, Kaspersky predicts. Criminals may also seek to steal money from online movie accounts or use the TV’s camera to record what users are doing, he said. Hackers are boosting attacks on targets ranging from corporate computer networks to individual smartphones for data that could help steal money from user accounts. Those attacks are extending from Microsoft Corp.’s Windows-run computers and Google Inc.’s Android-based smartphones to platforms including Apple’s iOS. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. Kaspersky Lab’s Russian business may slow this year as some companies switch to pirated software, while others may go out of business amid the economic […]

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