KeyPass Ransomware On The Loose With Hidden Threat

A new breed of ransomware is spreading around the world and hidden code suggests those behind it could use it to launch more sophisticated attacks in future. KeyPass ransomware first appeared earlier this month, hitting more than 20 countries via fake software installers which download the ransomware onto the victim's computer.


Brazil and Vietnam account for the highest percentage of Keypass infections, but infections reported across the world in regions including South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.


Experts at Kaspersky Lab examined KeyPass and discovered that while it's relatively simple, it comes with the additional option for the attackers to take manual control of an infected system, potentially pointing towards the ability to launch more sophisticated attacks on infected networks.


The Kaspersky report states: "From our point of view, the most interesting feature of the KeyPass Trojan is the ability to take ‘manual control’. The Trojan contains a form that is hidden by default, but which can be shown after pressing a special button on the keyboard. This capability might be an indication that the criminals behind the Trojan intend to use it in manual attacks."

more news

Secure Working From Home During Coronavirus


In the wake of the coronavirus, many organisations internationally are allowing people to work from home to lessen the risk of contagion, but is this wise from a cybersecurity point of view? While companies generally have a cybersecurity policy in place that governs the use of anti-virus and firewall protection, individuals without any tech knowledge could fall foul of cybercriminals.

read more

Crypto Miners, Targeted Ransomware Dominate the Threat Landscape


Twenty-eight per cent of all organisations worldwide were impacted by malicious multi-purpose botnets and targeted ransomware attacks rose by 20% according to Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence and Research arm of Check Point Software.

read more

Kaspersky's Top 7 Mobile Security Threats in 2020


Mobile device security threats are on the rise. In 2014, Kaspersky detected almost 3.5 million pieces of malware on more than 1 million user devices.

read more

SEC Releases Guide To Combat Cybersecurity Threats


The Securities and Exchange Commission has released a guide to best practices to combat cybersecurity infractions, data loss and privacy breaches.

read more