Kaspersky Lab researchers have found a new crypto-currency miner – PowerGhost – which has hit corporate networks in several regions, mostly in Latin America. This is the latest in a worrying trend of cybercriminals increasingly using miners in targeted attacks, in their pursuit of money.
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Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered evidence of an emerging and alarming trend: more and more advanced cyber threat actors are turning their attention to attacks against the healthcare sector.
This year, the world will see more legitimate software being poisoned by groups targeting wider victim profiles and geographies, with the added advantage that such attacks are extremely hard to spot and mitigate, according to Kaspersky Lab’s Targeted Threat Predictions for 2018.
Prevention is still the main pillar of corporate cybersecurity, says the report ‘New Threats, New Mindset: Being Risk Ready in a World of Complex Attacks’ from Kaspersky Lab. However, if an attack has already come through, detection and response are critical: immediate detection reduces the average cost of recovery more than twice — from $1.2m to $456K for enterprises.
Kaspersky Lab researchers identified a new series of targeted attacks against at least 10 financial organizations in multiple regions including Russia, Armenia, and Malaysia. The hits are being performed by a new group called Silence.
10 February 2016 Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published extensive research on the Adwind RAT, a cross-platform, multifunctional malware program also known as AlienSpy, Frutas, Unrecom, Sockrat, JSocket and jRat, and which is distributed through a single malware-as-a-service platform. According to the results of the investigation, conducted between 2013 and 2016, different versions of the Adwind malware have been used in attacks against at least 443,000 private users, commercial and non-commercial organizations around the world. The platform and the malware are still active.