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Kaspersky Labs Warns Of State-Sponsored Spanish Language Malware
2014-02-11 11:05:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday security researchers at Kaspersky Labs announced the discovery of cyber-espionage malware, which may have targeted governments and companies in 31 countries. Dubbed “The Mask,” or “Careto,” it is believed to be one of the first Spanish language attacks to have been discovered – yet it may have been active since 2007. This particular malware is quite insidious in that it can siphon sensitive documents from infected...

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Update Causes Major Headaches
2013-02-06 19:49:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Users of Kaspersky Labs´ anti-virus software were left without access to the Internet after installing a faulty update that was released on Monday. The Russian security firm has since issued a fix for their bad patch, but installing the fix required a few workarounds to access the Internet once more in order to download it. Users running Windows XP first began noticing the problem shortly after the update had been rolled...

Security Experts Find Red October Virus Has Been Attacking US Computers For More Than 5 Years
2013-01-14 12:59:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Security experts at Kaspersky Labs have discovered malware which has been targeting Eastern Europe and North America since 2007. Known as “Red October,” this malware has been attacking these nations for over 5 years, stealing confidential and encrypted documents. According to the Russian security experts, this is a “high-level cyber-espionage campaign” which has successfully been installed on...

Flame Catches Fire Again
2012-10-15 20:56:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. and Israeli governments may have just wanted a way to spy on Iran and break down their nuclear plants when they created and released the Flame malware and Stuxnet worm. Did they also predict that these potent pieces of software were susceptible to being released into the wild and duplicated by those without such patriotic intent? Now, after keeping a diligent eye on the Flame malware in all its variations and...

US Cyber War With Iran Larger Than Suspected
2012-09-17 13:43:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this year, the Iranian nuclear program was attacked by a powerful and targeted form of cyber weaponry known as the Stuxnet Trojan. Then in May, a cyber-surveillance tool called Flame was uncovered and was later called "the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed" by researchers at Kaspersky Labs. It was later discovered that US military and intelligence agencies — including the CIA and NSA — had worked...

Kaspersky Calls For Help With Gauss Malware
2012-08-15 05:39:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs has called for help from the world´s leading cryptographers to help break the encryption of what remains a still-mysterious and potentially devastating warhead delivered by the Gauss cyber-surveillance malware. On Tuesday the company reached out to essentially anyone who could help crack the code. “We are asking anyone interested in cryptology and mathematics to join us in...

2010-09-25 05:50:00

Computer security experts say a computer virus that has infected industrial control systems worldwide appears to have been aimed primarily at nuclear facilities in Iran. The malicious software, dubbed Stuxnet, is a "trojan worm" that disguises itself as a safe application.  The virus spreads from USB "thumb drive" memory devices, exploiting a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system that has since been resolved.  The virus attacks widely used industrial automation...

2008-08-11 03:00:22

By Lim Yeh Ern KASPERSKY Labs has announced the Kaspersky 2009 security solutions, which will be available early next year. The solutions comprise Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009. Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 provides additional security against network-based attacks such as hijacking, botnets and even spam. It also includes a two-way firewall that actively monitors all programs on the user's computer against potential attacks. Both solutions also come...

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