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Well, well, well. Crime does pay: Ransomware creeps let off with community service

Two men who masterminded various Coinvault ransomware infections will carry out 240 hours of community service as punishment for screwing over 1,200 computers and banking around €10,000 (£9k, $12k) in profit. The sentence was handed down by a court in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, where it was ruled brothers Melvin and Dennis …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Jul 2018
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On Kaspersky’s 'transparency tour' the truth was clear as mud

Attribution is one of infosec's biggest challenges: experts struggle to identify the source of attacks and only do so when they feel the evidence is insurmountable. Yet on Kaspersky Labs' "Transparency Tour" the company has advanced an explanation of its recent woes with no evidence at all. The Tour is an effort to persuade …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Jun 2018
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Sir, you've been using Kaspersky Lab antivirus. Please come with us, sir

The US government issued an interim rule this morning prohibiting agencies from using products or services that have pretty much anything to do with Kaspersky Lab. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) comes into effect from 16 July 2018 and is a result of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which prohibits any …
Richard Speed, 15 Jun 2018
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Citation needed: Europe claims Kaspersky wares 'confirmed as malicious'

The Kaspersky bad news train just keeps rolling on with Strasbourg Eurocrats having adopted a motion today (A8-0189/2018, en français) that could ban its wares from European Union institutions. The wide-ranging non-binding motion is primarily concerned with cyber defence, stating that "the EU and the Member States face an …
Richard Speed, 13 Jun 2018

Kaspersky Lab's move from Russia to Switzerland fails to save it from Dutch oven

It has been a busy few days for beleaguered antivirus-flinger Kaspersky Lab. Today's confirmation of an infrastructure move to Switzerland comes hot on the heels of a comment from the Netherlands government that use of the Russian firm's software is a bit risky. Kaspersky is moving a number of its core processes from Russia to …
Richard Speed, 15 May 2018
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Kaspersky Lab loses the privilege of giving Twitter ad money

Twitter says it will no longer run ads from beleaguered security vendor Kaspersky Lab. Claiming the company's alleged dealings with the Russian government violates its ad policies, the 280-character shoutfest site says Kaspersky's advertising money is no longer good, but it can still post regular (unpaid) Tweets. "This …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Apr 2018
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Guccifer 2.0 outed, Kaspersky slammed, Oz radio hacker in the slammer, and more

Roundup Here's your easy-to-digest round up of information security news beyond everything we've already covered this week. DNC hacker outed as Russian 007 Guccifer 2.0, the hacker busy stealing and leaking emails from US Democratic Party servers amid the 2016 presidential elections, turned out, surprise, surprise, to be a Russian …
Iain Thomson, 24 Mar 2018

Slingshot malware uses cunning plan to find a route to sysadmins

If you’re trying to hack an organization then pwning the sysadmin's machine gives you the keys to the kingdom, and an advanced malware writer has found a clever way to do just that. The malware, dubbed Slingshot by researchers at Kaspersky Lab and showcased at the firm’s Security Analyst Summit, resides in Mikrotik routers – …
Iain Thomson, 9 Mar 2018

CryptoLurker hacker crew skulk about like cyberspies, earn $$$

A sophisticated mystery hacker group is using tactics more familiar to the world of cyber espionage to earn millions through mining malware. Kaspersky Lab researchers report that cybercrooks have begun using infection methods and techniques borrowed from targeted attacks in order to install mining software. The most …
John Leyden, 6 Mar 2018
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Roses are red, Kaspersky is blue: 'That ban's unconstitutional!' Boo hoo hoo

Kaspersky Lab, the antivirus house, now claims that the US government's ban on its products amounts to punishment without trial. In court filings made late last year Kaspersky said it was intending to use the US Administrative Procedure Act to get the ban declared unconstitutional. Now, according to local reports, the Russian …
Gareth Corfield, 14 Feb 2018

Matryoshki of news: Tech giants flash code to Russia, Dutch hack Kremlin spies, and more

Roundup Technology companies can't decide whether to take Russian money or run from it – not that they've ever been much good at turning down cash. McAfee, SAP, and Symantec, which make software used by the US government, allowed Russian authorities to scan their source code for backdoors and other flaws, according to Reuters on …
Thomas Claburn, 26 Jan 2018

Android trojan has miner so aggressive it can bork your battery

Kaspersky researchers have turned up a strain of malware lurking in adult content and fake virus scanners, and it can run a victim's Android mobe so hard they might suffer physical damage. The Android trojan, dubbed “Loapi”, has a modular architecture that lets it be adapted to run cryptocurrency mining, take part in DDoS …

SCOLD WAR: Kaspersky drags Uncle Sam into court to battle AV ban

Embattled Russian security software maker Kaspersky Lab has taken the American government to a US federal court to overturn Uncle Sam's ban on its antivirus tools. The Moscow-based developer claimed the US Department of Homeland Security acted illegally when, back in September, the department publicly told federal agencies …
Shaun Nichols, 18 Dec 2017
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Kaspersky dragged into US govt's trashcan as weaponized blockchain agile devops mulled

Updated President Donald Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, which includes a ban on products from Kaspersky Lab running in US government agencies. Section 1634 of the law specifies that: No department, agency, organization, or other element of the Federal Government may use, whether directly or through …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Dec 2017
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Brit bank Barclays' Kaspersky Lab diss: It's cyber balkanisation, hiss infosec bods

Analysis Barclays has stopped offering free Kaspersky Lab products to new users in a move that shows, like Best Buy, commercial firms can be swayed by governmental stances on dealing with the Russian software firm. best buy Red panic: Best Buy yanks Kaspersky antivirus from shelves READ MORE As El Reg reported yesterday, the UK high …
John Leyden, 5 Dec 2017

UK government bans all Russian anti-virus software from Secret-rated systems

The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre has effectively banned the use of Russian anti-virus products from government departments and revealed it is trying to “prevent the transfer of UK data to the Russian state” from Kaspersky Labs software. A guidance note published last Friday and distributed to permanent …
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Guilty: NSA bloke who took home exploits at the heart of Kaspersky antivirus slurp row

An NSA hacker has admitted taking home copies of classified software exploits – understood to be the cyber-weapons slurped from an agency worker's home Windows PC by Kaspersky Labs' antivirus. Nghia Hoang Pho, 67, pleaded guilty in a US district court in Baltimore on Friday to one count of willful retention of national defense …
Shaun Nichols, 2 Dec 2017
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Kaspersky: Clumsy NSA leak snoop's PC was packed with malware

Kaspersky Lab, the US government's least favorite computer security outfit, has published its full technical report into claims Russian intelligence used its antivirus tools to steal NSA secrets. Last month, anonymous sources alleged that in 2015, an NSA engineer took home a big bunch of the agency's cyber-weapons to work on …
Iain Thomson, 16 Nov 2017

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