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That MYSTERY Duqu Trojan language: Plain old C

An appeal for help from the programming community has allowed antivirus analysts to classify the unknown language used to develop key components of the Duqu Trojan. Duqu creates a backdoor on compromised SCADA-based industrial control systems. The malware is closely related to the nuke plant centrifuge-busting Stuxnet worm and …
John Leyden, 19 Mar 2012
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'Fileless' malware installs into RAM

Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have found malware which, unusually, does not install any files on its victims PCs. The researchers aren’t quite sure how unusual it is, describing it as both “unique” and “very rare”, but no matter how scarce this type of malware is it does sound rather nasty as it “… uses its payload to inject …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Mar 2012
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Kaspersky claims ‘smoking code’ linking Stuxnet and Duqu

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab are claiming to have found proof that the writers of the Stuxnet and Duqu malware are one and the same, and are warning of at least three new families of advanced malware potentially in circulation. Security experts have been debating if the two code groups are by the same authors, but the evidence …
Iain Thomson, 30 Dec 2011
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Kaspersky defends 'unworkable' web passports

Flamboyant anti-virus guru Eugene Kaspersky has defended his controversial internet passport plans. Kaspersky, chief exec of malware exterminators Kaspersky Lab, first outlined plans to mandate use of a hardware token-based passport to get online around two years ago. The scheme is designed to deter abusive use of internet …
John Leyden, 7 Nov 2011
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UK finally ratifies Cybercrime Convention during Obama visit

President Obama and UK prime minister David Cameron agreed to work more closely on cybersecurity following a meeting between the two government leaders on Wednesday. The UK underlined this commitment with a much-delayed ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The convention, which embodies a commitment to …
John Leyden, 25 May 2011
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Son of AV tycoon rescued following 'stupid' kidnapping

The kidnapped son of Kaspersky Lab's CEO was freed over the weekend following blunders by his captors that led to the arrest of five people accused of abducting him and charging €​3 million in ransom. Russian authorities freed 20-year-old Ivan Kaspersky after storming the Moscow home where he was being held, The Moscow Times …
Dan Goodin, 25 Apr 2011
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Kaspersky plays down source-code leak

Leaked versions of source code for older versions of Kaspersky Lab's security software have been released through file-sharing networks over the last few days. The source code comes from early 2008 versions of the consumer version of Kaspersky's security suite, which included anti-virus, anti-spam and parental control features …
John Leyden, 1 Feb 2011
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Russia beats off US, floods world with spam

Russia has eclipsed the USA as the main villain in global spam distribution, according to stats published by Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday. While Russia was top of the rogues, the USA fell from its customary heights to a lowly 18th place for October, the month covered by the latest reports. Kaspersky …
John Leyden, 1 Dec 2010
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Botnet takedowns curb spam volumes

Spam volumes almost halved in the three months between August and the end of October, according to Symantec. Symantec’s hosted services unit (formerly MessageLabs) credits a 47 per cent sharp decrease in global spam volumes to action by the authorities against botnets and organised cybercrooks. In October, authorities in the …
John Leyden, 11 Nov 2010
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Kaspersky blocks BBC News over false phishing fears

Updated Kaspersky's security software created confusion on Wednesday after it blocked the redesigned BBC News site and other web properties. The Russian security firm's widely used Internet Security 2011 package labelled the revamped news site as a phishing risk, warning users against visiting it. The Auntie-blocking behaviour …
John Leyden, 15 Jul 2010
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Kaspersky defends false detection experiment

Kaspersky Lab has defended its handling of a controversial experiment criticised by some as a marketing exercise of questionable technical value. The Russian anti-virus firm created 20 innocent executable files, adding fake malware detections for ten of the sample, before uploading the files to online online malware scanning …
John Leyden, 10 Feb 2010
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HSBC Trojan warning tracked down as false alarm

Updated A false alert left users of Kaspersky's internet security software fearing there was malware on HSBC's website last weekend. Users of Kaspersky Internet Security logging onto HSBC's Personal Internet Banking site were incorrectly informed that a malicious file containing the HTLM-Agent-CE Trojan had been loaded onto their …
John Leyden, 17 Aug 2009
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Kaspersky beats Zango in malware classification case

Kaspersky Lab has secured a legal victory against notorious adware firm Zango, with a ruling that goes a long way towards protecting security software developers from nuisance lawsuits from the developers of internet pests in future. The judgment might also protects security researchers from legal threats when disclosing …
John Leyden, 1 Jul 2009
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Kaspersky breach: No user info lifted, auditor confirms

No customer information was accessed during last weekend's breach of a Kaspersky website, an independent auditor has concluded, confirming the results of an internal investigation conducted earlier by members of the anti-virus firm. The report, prepared by security expert David Litchfield, corroborated the findings of hackers …
Dan Goodin, 13 Feb 2009
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Kaspersky: no personal information lifted during web hack

Anti-virus provider Kaspersky Lab on Monday moved to reassure customers that none of their personal information was accessed during a 10-day security lapse that exposed a database used to run a support site for its US users. The company also apologized for the blunder and said it was bringing in database security expert David …
Dan Goodin, 10 Feb 2009
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Kaspersky breach exposes sensitive database, says hacker

A security lapse at Kaspersky has exposed a wealth of proprietary information about the anti-virus provider's products and customers, according to a blogger, who posted screen shots and other details that appeared to substantiate the claims. In a posting made Saturday, the hacker claimed a simple SQL injection gave access to a …
Dan Goodin, 8 Feb 2009

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