Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, in the world tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious.
The secret campaign targeted Microsoft Corp, AVG Technologies NV, Avast Software and other rivals, fooling some of them into deleting or disabling important files on their customers' PCs. Some of the attacks were ordered by Kaspersky Lab's co-founder, Eugene Kaspersky, in part to retaliate against smaller rivals that he felt were aping his software instead of developing their own technology.Read more
One of the leading anti-virus software providers has revealed that its own systems were recently compromised by hackers. Kaspersky Lab said it believed the attack was designed to spy on its newest technologies. It said the intrusion involved up to previously unknown techniques.
The Russian firm added that it was continuing to carry out checks, but believed it had detected the intrusion at an early stage. Although it acknowledged that the attackers had managed to access some of its files, it said that the data it had seen was in no way critical to the operation of its products.Read more
IT security vendor Kaspersky Lab realised “Cybermap" - a new online service to monitor violations of cyber security in real time. Company sees it as a strategic step - such a demonstration of online malware threats on a global level and in real time will serve as a great motivation to purchase their products.
An interactive 3D globe shows locations of malware threats and active cyber attacks, as well as incidents of activations of mail and web antivirus software. All types of threats are classified and marked by colour - Kaspersky’s tools and experts process data for over 300 thousand threads daily.Read more
«Kaspersky Lab” found that the imperfect implementation of the network protocol used by the product of Absolute Computrace Absolute Software, can become a kind of “Archimedean lever” and useful software to transform into a powerful tool intruders.
This software is capable of potentially open defect cybercriminals access to millions of computers around the world – and as a key in this case, perform a software agent Absolute Computrace, stored in the BIOS firmware of modern computers and laptops. Analyze this feature security software specialists Absolute Software “Kaspersky Lab” began after found that Absolute Computrace software agent is working on a number of computers without prior authorization.Read more