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Attackers used Telegram to deliver cryptocurrency-mining malware

Kaspersky Lab says it spotted evidence of a vulnerability in the desktop version of Telegram that allowed attackers to install cryptocurrency mining malware on users' computers. The zero-day exploit was used to trick Telegram users into downloading malicious files, which could then be used to deliver cryptocurrency mining software and spyware. Show More Summary

Russian Cyber Firm, in New Suit, Calls US Ban 'Legislative Punishment'

The law firm Baker McKenzie, representing Kaspersky Lab Inc., is mounting a two-front attack in Washington federal district court to challenge a ban that prohibits U.S. agencies from using the Russia-based company's software.       

Telegram zero-day let hackers spread backdoor and cryptocurrency-mining malware

Attacks first took place in March 2017 and are being carried out by Russian cybercrime gangs, says Kaspersky Lab.

Russian cybercriminals targeted Telegram app with crypto mining malware, Kaspersky Lab says

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Previously undetected malware directed at users of the desktop version of the messaging app Telegram has been discovered by the Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, Kaspersky said on Tuesday. The malicious software has been used to target Russian users since March 2017, Kaspersky said in a...

Cryakl ransomware decryption keys now available for free

Addition by Belgian National Police and Kaspersky Lab brings number of decryption tools on the No More Ransom portal up to 52.

Here’s why you should avoid porn on Android phones - CNET

3 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab find that a quarter of Android malware used porn as the bait.

A newly discovered strain of Android malware contains never-seen surveillance features

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A new research report from Kaspersky Labs details their analysis of Skygofree, a newly discovered strain of malware that offers some of the most comprehensive and invasive surveillance tools ever seen for Android. (more…)

This Android Spyware Can Steal Your WhatsApp Messages

The Skygofree spyware is probably an 'offensive' surveillance product from a developer in Italy, according to Kaspersky Lab.

Android malware ‘Skygofree’ has unprecedented spying abilities

Be careful what you say around your smartphone—you never know who might be listening. Russian antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab revealed in a report today that it uncovered a new type of spyware for Android that demonstrates “never-before-seen...Show More Summary

Unprecedented Android spyware designed to listen in at selected places

A newly discovered variety of Android malware that Kaspersky Lab calls “one of the most powerful spyware tools that we have ever seen for this platform” can surreptitiously record audio when a device enters locations attackers choose, the security company warns. Show More Summary

Why the U.S. Suspects Kaspersky's Software Is a Russian Spy Tool

U.S. officials haven’t offered conclusive evidence that antivirus products made by Kaspersky Lab were behind national-security breaches, but a series of incidents drove them to raise alarms about the Russian security-software compan...

How Antivirus Software Can Be Turned Into a Tool for Spying

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Government officials warn that software from Kaspersky Lab could be subverted by Russian intelligence. A security researcher shows how it could be done.

Lithuania bans Kaspersky software over security fears

Lithuania will ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab's products from computers managing key energy, finance and transport systems due to security concerns, authorities said Thursday.

This nasty Android malware caused a phone to overload and bulge

Cybersecurity researchers at the Kaspersky Lab intentionally infected an Android phone with a new species of nefarious malware. Two days later, the overtaxed phone battery had bulged and actually warped the phone.  The researchers call...Show More Summary

Kaspersky sues U.S. government over “unconstitutional” ban

Kaspersky Labs is fighting back against a ban implemented by the U.S. federal government earlier this year by suing the Department of Homeland Security on the grounds that the ban itself is unconstitutional. The ban, implemented by DHS...Show More Summary

Russia-Based Kaspersky Lab Sues Trump Administration For Banning Its Software

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The Department of Homeland Security has "harmed Kaspersky Lab's reputation and its commercial operations without any evidence of wrongdoing by the company," said Eugene Kaspersky.

Kaspersky Lab asks court to overturn US government ban - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Moscow-based software company says a Trump administration ban on use of its products deprived it of due process.

Kaspersky Sues U.S. Over Order to Remove Its Anti-Virus Software

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab filed suit against the U.S., demanding that the Department of Homeland Security rescind a ban on Kaspersky software in government computers.

Kaspersky Lab sues Trump administration over U.S. government ban

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) — Moscow-based security software maker Kaspersky Lab said on Monday it has asked a U.S. federal court to overturn a Trump administration ban on use of its products in government networks, saying the move deprived the company of due process. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in September issued a directive ordering civilian government […]

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