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Court document points to Kaspersky Lab’s cooperation with Russia’s security service

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, has long asserted its independence of the Russian government. But a court document posted on the Facebook page of a Russian criminal suspect this year shows what appears to be an unusual degree of closeness to the FSB, Russia’s powerful security service.

The suspect, Konstantin Kozlovskiy, was arrested in summer 2016 in connection with a series of cyber heists of Russian banks, and he is in a Moscow jail awaiting trial. From his cell, he posted documents related to his case.

One of them shows that in April 2015, an FSB agent inside the office of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow gave a company technician a password for a suspected Russian cyber criminal’s computer. The technician gained access to the computer and obtained decrypted documents for the agent.

The agent, A.V. Kutasevich, worked side by side with the Kaspersky technician, Ruslan Sabitov, in the “information retrieval” operation, according

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-kaspersky-russia-20171213-story.html

Court document points to Kaspersky Lab’s cooperation with Russian security service

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, has long asserted its independence of the Russian government. But a court document posted on the Facebook page of a Russian criminal suspect this year shows what appears to be an unusual degree of closeness to the FSB, the country’s powerful security service.

The suspect, Konstantin Kozlovskiy, was arrested in the summer of 2016 in connection with a series of cyber heists of Russian banks, and he is in a Moscow jail awaiting trial. From his cell, he posted documents related to his case.

One of them shows that in April 2015, an FSB agent inside the office of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow gave a company technician a password for a suspected Russian cyber criminal’s computer. The technician gained access to the computer and obtained decrypted documents for the agent.

The agent, A.V. Kutasevich, worked side-by-side with the Kaspersky technician, Ruslan Sabitov, in the “information

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/court-document-points-to-kaspersky-labs-cooperation-with-russian-security-service/2017/12/13/14ba9450-df42-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html

News Feature. Case for the defence – Eugene Kaspersky – not a spy?

News Feature. Case for the defence – Eugene Kaspersky – not a spy?

In a two-pronged charm offensive Kaspersky Labs, and Eugene Kaspersky in particular, held two consecutive events yesterday to bolster the company’s position as a reliable and responsible contributor to global cyber-security – and specifically defend against charges that the company and its founder are in some way agents of the Russian state.

First came a cross-industry panel on Ransomware aimed at ensuring an informed, realistic public understanding of the threat, achieving a balance to foster concern, without spilling over to paralysed fear, and then informing what they might do about it so as to feel empowered to act.

Then came Eugene Kaspersky’s  defence against what he described as a coordinated US media and government attack designed and orchestrated, with money and lobbyists, commenting that, ”The scale of this attack means there is

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Kaspersky detects Indian servers controlled by cyber criminals Lazarus


Kasperksy, Lazarus, Indian-based servers, Lazarus-controlled servers, cybercrimes, WannaCry ransomware, cyber attacks, cyber security, Kaspersky report, Kaspersky Lab, high-profile cyber attacks, Manuscrypt, Microsoft Internet Information ServicesKasperksy, Lazarus, Indian-based servers, Lazarus-controlled servers, cybercrimes, WannaCry ransomware, cyber attacks, cyber security, Kaspersky report, Kaspersky Lab, high-profile cyber attacks, Manuscrypt, Microsoft Internet Information Services IT security software maker Kaspersky has detected some servers in India that were used by notorious cyber criminal gang Lazarus. (File Photo)

Kaspersky detects Lazarus-controlled servers in India

New Delhi, Oct 24 () IT security software maker Kaspersky has detected some servers in India that were used by notorious cyber criminal gang Lazarus which is believed to be behind large scale cyber attacks across the world including recent WannaCry ransomware.

While researching the latest activities of the infamous cyber criminal group Lazarus, Kaspersky Lab has uncovered a number of compromised servers being used as part of the threat actor’s global command and control infrastructure, the software company said.

“The compromised servers, found in Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, among others, could be used by Lazarus to launch targeted attacks against a company or organisation,” Kaspersky Lab said in a statement.

Korean speaking Lazarus group is believed to be behind recent high profile cyber attacks like the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures, the million-dollar Bangladesh Bank heist in 2016, and the recent WannaCry destructive ransomware epidemic, as

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Kaspersky: Kaspersky detects Lazarus-controlled servers in India …

New Delhi, Oct 24 () IT security software maker Kaspersky has detected some servers in India that were used by notorious cyber criminal gang Lazarus which is believed to be behind large scale cyber attacks across the world including recent WannaCry ransomware.

While researching the latest activities of the infamous cyber criminal group Lazarus, Kaspersky Lab has uncovered a number of compromised servers being used as part of the threat actor’s global command and control infrastructure, the software company said.

“The compromised servers, found in Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, among others, could be used by Lazarus to launch targeted attacks against a company or organisation,” Kaspersky Lab said in a statement.

Korean speaking Lazarus group is believed to be behind recent high profile cyber attacks like the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures, the million-dollar Bangladesh Bank heist in 2016, and the recent WannaCry destructive ransomware epidemic, as

Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/kaspersky-detects-lazarus-controlled-servers-in-india/articleshow/61200167.cms

Kaspersky Lab signs threat intelligence sharing agreement with INTERPOL

INTERPOL

In a fight against cyber crime, Kaspersky Lab signed a threat intelligence sharing agreement with INTERPOL.

Kaspersky’s experts have regularly cooperated with INTERPOL to share fresh cyber threat discoveries with police in its member countries.

The antivirus and internet security software company participated in a groundbreaking INTERPOL-led cybercrime operation that identified nearly 9,000 botnet command and control (C2) servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals, across the ASEAN region.

Kaspersky Lab has also previously assisted in a global operation coordinated by the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore to disrupt the Simda criminal botnet – a network of over 770,000 infected PCs around the world.

INTERPOL has helped Kaspersky Lab experts to test and improve a free open-source tool that enables quicker and easier cyber threat research.

Anton Shingarev, vice-president for public affairs of Kaspersky Lab, said: “Sharing intelligence is vital in tackling today’s ever-growing threat landscape

Read more at: http://www.softwaretestingnews.co.uk/kaspersky-lab-signs-threat-intelligence-sharing-agreement-interpol/

11 VIDEOS Kaspersky conference 2017: APAC cyber espionage very bad, but worst still to come

Kaspersky Lab. The company is now 20 years old, and has evolved a deep threat intelligence and security expertise portfolio of products and services. These fight against ever more intricate and evolving digital threats, and protect 400 million users and 270,000 corporate clients globally, with Kaspersky Lab famously uncovering various nation-state level malware and hacking activities before its competitors.

Just concluded is the company’s 3rd annual APAC Cyber Security Conference, in Thailand, with the company seeking to unravel the truth on the worsening cyber espionage problem against countries, governments, critical infrastructure and companies in the dynamic and turbulent Asia Pacific region.

Once just a plot of fanciful James Bond or certain Bruce Willis movies, among others, cyber espionage has grown so fast and so far, including startlingly sophisticated nation-state hacking activities, that cyber espionage is beyond an alarming threat.


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11 VIDEOS Kaspersky conference 2017: APAC cyber espionage very bad but worst still to come

Kaspersky Lab. The company is now 20 years old, and has evolved a deep threat intelligence and security expertise portfolio of products and services. These fight against ever more intricate and evolving digital threats, and protect 400 million users and 270,000 corporate clients globally, with Kaspersky Lab famously uncovering various nation-state level malware and hacking activities before its competitors.

Just concluded is the company’s 3rd annual APAC Cyber Security Conference, in Thailand, with the company seeking to unravel the truth on the worsening cyber espionage problem against countries, governments, critical infrastructure and companies in the dynamic and turbulent Asia Pacific region.

Once just a plot of fanciful James Bond or certain Bruce Willis movies, among others, cyber espionage has grown so fast and so far, including startlingly sophisticated nation state hacking activities, that cyber espionage is beyond an alarming threat.

Indeed, it has crossed the rubicon between the worlds

Read more at: https://www.itwire.com/security/80351-11-videos-kaspersky-conference-2017-apac-cyber-espionage-very-bad-but-worst-still-to-come.html

Businesses Hungry for Ransomware Protection for Last 12 Months: Kaspersky

The recent WannaCry and ExPetr epidemics have proven to many businesses the crippling impact of having their files held at ransom by cyber criminals. An astounding 200,000 systems were affected by the WannaCry attack in 150 countries in May, grinding businesses to a halt and incurring staggering costs as companies fought to solve the issue and get back up and running. Awareness of the severity of ransomware is rising, and against this backdrop, an increasing number of businesses are now seeking to maximize their protection with minimum resources. This trend has been brought to light by the fact that 100,000 businesses have downloaded Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool in the last 12 months.

Kaspersky Lab is introducing a new generation of its Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business, which has been developed based on the firm’s 20 years of experience at the frontline in the battle against cyber crime, to continue delivering the latest

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