Tag Archives: cyber attack

Zero-days in Microsoft Windows and Chrome used in a series of highly targeted attacks

In April, Kaspersky experts discovered a number of highly targeted attacks against multiple companies utilising a previously undiscovered chain of Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows zero-day exploits. One of the exploits was used for remote code execution in the Chrome web-browser, while the other was an elevation of privilege exploit …

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Kaspersky discovers malicious apps disguised as bestselling game

Considered one the world’s top-selling game of all time, Minecraft attracts the attention of enthusiastic players around the world but also draws the interest of fraudsters. Earlier, Kaspersky researchers discovered more than 20 applications advertised on app stores offering additional Minecraft features. Though these malicious apps were deleted from official …

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Where does JavaScript belong as bots get more sophisticated?

Andy Still, CTO, Netacea discusses how hackers are taking advantage of websites that use JavaScript. We have a bot problem. At least half of all web traffic is automated, and some of this traffic is buying our gig tickets, our sneakers, our plane tickets and our games consoles before the …

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Atlas VPN completes an independent security audit

Atlas VPN has completed its first independent cybersecurity audit. The security test was conducted by an acknowledged US-based cybersecurity consulting firm VerSprite. Despite careful examination by cybersecurity researchers, no significant vulnerabilities were found that could have been exploited to affect Atlas VPN users. “The blackbox analysis during the Application Penetration Test …

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New Kaspersky Industrial cybersecurity for networks

Kaspersky’s Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks now flags vulnerabilities in equipment and gives recommendations for their mitigation. Added support for the BACnet protocol allows the product to protect smart building systems. Automated learning mode for traffic monitoring, seamless protocol updates, and the new web console also simplify management and improve efficiency …

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ESET Research uncovers Janeleiro, a new banking trojan attacking corporate users in Brazil  

ESET Research has uncovered a new banking trojan that has been targeting corporate users in Brazil since at least 2019 across many sectors, including engineering, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, finance, transportation, and governmental institutions. ESET dubbed the new threat Janeleiro. It attempts to deceive its victims with pop-up windows designed to …

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ESET discovers Kobalos: tiny yet complex Linux threat attacking supercomputers

ESET researchers are reported to have discovered Kobalos, a malware that has been attacking supercomputers – high performance computer (HPC) clusters. ESET has worked with the CERN Computer Security Team and other organisations involved in mitigating attacks on these scientific research networks. Among other targets was a large Asian ISP, …

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