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Those statistics are in keeping with detection verdicts of Kaspersky merchandise received from customers who consented to offering statistical wisdom.

Quarterly figures

In keeping with Kaspersky Coverage Community, in Q3 2021:

  • Kaspersky answers blocked 1,098,968,315 assaults from on-line assets world wide.
  • Internet Anti-Virus recognized 289,196,912 distinctive URLs as malicious.
  • Makes an attempt to run malware for stealing cash from on-line financial status quo accounts had been stopped at the laptop ways of 104,257 distinctive customers.
  • Ransomware assaults had been defeated at the laptop ways of 108,323 distinctive customers.
  • Our Report Anti-Virus detected 62,577,326 distinctive malicious and most certainly undesirable items.

Monetary threats

Monetary probability statistics

In Q3 2021, Kaspersky answers blocked the release of no less than one piece of banking malware at the laptop ways of 104,257 distinctive customers.

Selection of distinctive customers attacked by means of monetary malware, Q3 2021 (obtain)

Geography of financial malware assaults

To pass judgement on and assessment the danger of being inflamed by means of banking Trojans and ATM/POS malware global, for each and every nation we calculated the percentage of shoppers of Kaspersky merchandise who confronted this opportunity all through the reporting duration as a proportion of all customers of our merchandise in that nation.

Geography of financial malware assaults, Q3 2021 (obtain)

Best possible 10 international locations by means of proportion of attacked customers

Nation*%**
1Turkmenistan5.4
2Tajikistan3.7
3Afghanistan3.5
4Uzbekistan3.0
5Yemen1.9
6Kazakhstan1.6
7Paraguay1.6
8Sudan1.6
9Zimbabwe1.4
10Belarus1.1

* Excluded are international locations with somewhat few Kaspersky product customers (underneath 10,000).
** Distinctive customers whose laptop ways had been focused by means of monetary malware as a proportion of all distinctive customers of Kaspersky merchandise within the nation.

Best possible 10 banking malware households

DetermineVerdicts%*
1ZbotTrojan.Win32.Zbot17.7
2SpyEyeTrojan-Secret agent.Win32.SpyEye17.5
3CliptoShufflerTrojan-Banker.Win32.CliptoShuffler9.6
4TricksterTrojan.Win32.Trickster4.5
5RTMTrojan-Banker.Win32.RTM3.6
6NimnulVirus.Win32.Nimnul3.0
7GoziTrojan-Banker.Win32.Gozi2.7
8DanabotTrojan-Banker.Win32.Danabot2.4
9TinbaTrojan-Banker.Win32.Tinba1.5
10CridexBackdoor.Win32.Cridex1.3

* Distinctive customers who encountered this malware circle of relatives as a proportion of all customers attacked by means of monetary malware.

In Q3, the circle of relatives ZeuS/Zbot (17.7%), as same old, grow to be one of the most the most important in style circle of relatives of bankers. Subsequent got proper right here the SpyEye (17.5%) circle of relatives, whose proportion doubled from 8.8% within the earlier quarter. The Best possible 3 was once rounded out by means of the CliptoShuffler circle of relatives (9.6%) — one place and simply 0.3 p.p. down. The households Trojan-Banker.Win32.Gozi (2.7%) and Trojan-Banker.Win32.Tinba (1.5%) have made it another time into the Best possible 10 in Q3 — 7th and 9th puts, respectively.

Ransomware ways

Assault on Kaseya and the REvil tale

In early July, the group REvil/Sodinokibi tried an assault at the a ways flung keep watch over device Kaseya VSA, compromising relatively numerous controlled services and products and merchandise and products suppliers (MSP) who used the program. Because of this onslaught at the provide chain, the attackers had been ready to contaminate over 1000 of the compromised MSPs’ consumer companies. REvil’s authentic $70 million ransom title for in change for decryption of all the customers hit by means of the assault was once quickly moderated to 50 million.

Following this huge assault, legislation enforcement companies stepped up their consideration to REvil, so by means of mid-July the crowd was once off their Trojan infrastructure, suspended new infections and dropped out of sight. Inside the meantime, Kaseya were given a common decryptor for all the ones suffering from the assault. In keeping with Kaseya, it “didn’t pay a ransom — each and every without delay or not directly by the use of a 3rd celebration”. Later it emerged that the corporate were given the decryptor and the essential issue from the FBI.

On the other hand already within the first part of September, REvil was once up and dealing another time. In keeping with the hacking discussion board XSS, the group’s former public advertising and marketing advisor referred to as UNKN “disappeared”, and the malware builders, failing to seek out him, waited awhile and restored the Trojan infrastructure from backups.

The upcoming of BlackMatter: DarkSide restored?

As we already wrote in our Q2 file, the group DarkSide folded its operations after their “too high-profile” assault on Colonial Pipeline. And now there’s a “new” arrival referred to as BlackMatter, which, as its individuals declare, represents the “best possible” of DarkSide, REvil and LockBit.

From our research of the BlackMatter Trojan’s executable we conclude that in all probability it was once constructed using DarkSide’s supply codes.

Q3 closures

  • Europol and the Ukrainian police have arrested two individuals of an unnamed ransomware gang. The one part made recognized is that the ransom calls for amounted to €5 to €70 million.
  • Following its assault on Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Division, the group Babuk folded (or simply suspended) its operations and published an archive containing the Trojan’s supply code, compile equipment and keys for one of the most the most important sufferers.
  • On the finish of August, Ragnarok (to not be puzzled with RagnarLocker) swiftly known as it an afternoon, deleted all their sufferers’ knowledge from their portal and published the grasp key for decryption. The crowd gave no causes for this plan of action.

Exploitation of vulnerabilities and new assault strategies

  • The crowd HelloKitty used to distribute its ransomware by means of exploiting the vulnerability CVE-2019-7481 in SonicWall gateways.
  • Magniber and Vice Society penetrated the objective ways by means of exploiting the vulnerabilities from the PrintNightmare circle of relatives (CVE-2021-1675, CVE-2021-34527, CVE-2021-36958).
  • The crowd LockFile exploited ProxyShell vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-34473, CVE-2021-34523, CVE-2021-31207) to penetrate the sufferer’s community; for lateral enlargement they relied at the new PetitPotam assault that received keep watch over of the sector controller.
  • The crowd Conti extensively utilized ProxyShell exploits for its assaults.

Selection of new ransomware changes

In Q3 2021, we detected 11 new ransomware households and a couple of,486 new changes of this malware sort.

Selection of new ransomware changes, Q3 2020 — Q3 2021 (obtain)

Selection of customers attacked by means of ransomware Trojans

In Q3 2021, Kaspersky merchandise and applied sciences protected 108,323 customers from ransomware assaults.

Selection of distinctive customers attacked by means of ransomware Trojans, Q3 2021 (obtain)

Geography of ransomware assaults

Geography of assaults by means of ransomware Trojans, Q3 2021 (obtain)

Best possible 10 international locations attacked by means of ransomware Trojans

Nation*%**
1Bangladesh1.98
2Uzbekistan0.59
3Bolivia0.55
4Pakistan0.52
5Myanmar0.51
6China0.51
7Mozambique0.51
8Nepal0.48
9Indonesia0.47
10Egypt0.45

* Excluded are international locations with somewhat few Kaspersky customers (underneath 50,000).
** Distinctive customers attacked by means of ransomware Trojans as a proportion of all distinctive customers of Kaspersky merchandise within the nation.

Best possible 10 maximum no longer ordinary households of ransomware Trojans

DetermineVerdicts%*
1Forestall/DjvuTrojan-Ransom.Win32.Forestall27.67%
2(generic verdict)Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Crypren17.37%
3WannaCryTrojan-Ransom.Win32.Wanna11.84%
4(generic verdict)Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Gen7.78%
5(generic verdict)Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Encoder5.58%
6(generic verdict)Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Phny5.57%
7PolyRansom/VirLockVirus.Win32.Polyransom / Trojan-Ransom.Win32.PolyRansom2.65%
8(generic verdict)Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Agent2.04%
9(generic verdict)Trojan-Ransom.MSIL.Encoder1.07%
10(generic verdict)Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Crypmod1.04%

* Distinctive Kaspersky customers attacked by means of this circle of relatives of ransomware Trojans as a proportion of all customers attacked by means of such malware.

Miners

Selection of new miner changes

In Q3 2021, Kaspersky answers detected 46,097 new changes of miners.

Selection of new miner changes, Q3 2021 (obtain)

Selection of customers attacked by means of miners

In Q3, we detected assaults using miners at the laptop ways of 322,131 distinctive customers of Kaspersky merchandise global. And whilst all through Q2 the collection of attacked customers frequently diminished, the rage was once reversed in July and August 2021. With somewhat over 140,000 distinctive customers attacked by means of miners in July, the collection of imaginable sufferers just about reached 150,000 in September.

Selection of distinctive customers attacked by means of miners, Q3 2021 (obtain)

Geography of miner assaults

Geography of miner assaults, Q3 2021 (obtain)

Best possible 10 international locations attacked by means of miners

Nation*%**
1Ethiopia2.41
2Rwanda2.26
3Myanmar2.22
4Uzbekistan1.61
5Ecuador1.47
6Pakistan1.43
7Tanzania1.40
8Mozambique1.34
9Kazakhstan1.34
10Azerbaijan1.27

* Excluded are international locations with somewhat few customers of Kaspersky merchandise (underneath 50,000).
** Distinctive customers attacked by means of miners as a proportion of all distinctive customers of Kaspersky merchandise within the nation.

Prone ways utilized by cybercriminals all through cyberattacks

Quarter highlights

Such a lot clamor was once led to in Q3 by means of a complete new circle of relatives of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Space house home windows printing subsystem, one already recognized to the media as PrintNightmare: CVE-2021-1640, CVE-2021-26878, CVE-2021-1675, CVE-2021-34527, CVE-2021-36936, CVE-2021-36947, CVE-2021-34483. All of the ones vulnerabilities permit for native escalation of privileges or a ways flung execution of instructions with instrument rights and, as they require subsequent to not the remaining for exploitation, they’re ceaselessly utilized by standard mass an an an infection equipment. To mend them, relatively numerous Microsoft patches are required.

The vulnerability referred to as PetitPotam proved no so much more practical. It shall we in an unprivileged person to take keep watch over of a Space house home windows area laptop — or in all probability a area controller — provided the Vigorous Tick list certificates carrier is provide and vigorous.

In the latest OS Space house home windows 11, even ahead of its first charge unencumber, the vulnerability CVE-2021-36934 was once detected and dubbed HiveNightmare/SeriousSam. It shall we in an unprivileged person to replicate all the registry threads, together with SAM, at some stage in the shadow replica mechanism, most certainly exposing passwords and different essential wisdom.

In Q3, attackers very so much hottest exploits concentrated on the vulnerabilities ProxyToken, ProxyShell and ProxyOracle (CVE-2021-31207, CVE-2021-34473, CVE-2021-31207, CVE-2021-33766, CVE-2021-31195, CVE-2021-31196). If exploited together, those open complete keep watch over of mail servers controlled by means of Microsoft Change Server. We already coated similar vulnerabilities — for instance, they have got been utilized in a HAFNIUM assault, additionally concentrated on Microsoft Change Server.

As ahead of, server assaults depending on brute-forcing of passwords to quite a lot of community services and products and merchandise and products, comparable to MS SQL, RDP, and so on., stand out amongst Q3 2021 community threats. Assaults using the exploits EternalBlue, EternalRomance and similar are as standard as ever. One of the most essential new ones is the awful vulnerability enabling a ways flung code execution when processing the Object-Graph Navigation Language within the product Atlassian Confluence Server (CVE-2021-26084) ceaselessly utilized in quite a lot of company environments. Additionally, Pulse Attach Secure was once discovered to include the vulnerability CVE-2021-22937, which on the other hand calls for the administrator password for it to be exploited.

Statistics

As ahead of, exploits for Microsoft Administrative center vulnerabilities are nonetheless primary the pack in Q3 2021 (60,68%). Those are standard as a result of the huge frame of shoppers, maximum of whom nonetheless use older variations of the device, thus making the attackers’ job a lot more simple. The percentage of Microsoft Administrative center exploits higher by means of just about 5 p.p. from the former quarter. Amongst different issues, it was once as a result of the truth that the brand new vulnerability CVE-2021-40444 was once found out within the wild, straight away hired to compromise person machines. The attacker can exploit it by means of using the usual capability that permits workplace forms to obtain templates, carried out with the assistance of explicit ActiveX parts. There is not any right kind validation of the processed wisdom all through the operation, so any malicious code will also be downloaded. As you may well be studying this, the similar coverage exchange is already to be had.

The best way wherein by which explicit person Microsoft Administrative center vulnerabilities are ranked by means of the collection of detections does now not industry such a lot with time: the principle positions are nonetheless shared by means of CVE-2018-0802 and CVE-2017-8570, with another standard vulnerability CVE-2017-11882 now not a ways in the back of. We already coated those over and over — all the above-mentioned vulnerabilities execute instructions on behalf of the person and infect the instrument.

Distribution of exploits utilized by cybercriminals, by means of form of attacked software, Q3 2021 (obtain)

The percentage of exploits for the most well liked browsers fell by means of 3 p.p. from the former reporting duration to twenty-five.57% in Q3. Within the 3 months coated by means of the file relatively numerous vulnerabilities had been found out in Google Chrome browser and its script engine V8 — a few of them within the wild. A number of the ones, the next JavaScript engine vulnerabilities stand out: CVE-2021-30563 (sort confusion error corrupting the heap reminiscence), CVE-2021-30632 (out-of-bounds write in V8) and CVE-2021-30633 (use-after-free in Listed DB). A large number of the ones can most likely permit a ways flung execution of code. On the other hand it certainly must be remembered that for contemporary browsers a series of relatively numerous exploits is ceaselessly required to go away the sandbox and protected broader privileges within the instrument. It must even be well known that with Google Chromium codebase (particularly the Blink part and V8) being utilized in many browsers, any newly detected Google Chrome vulnerability automatically makes different browsers constructed with its open codebase susceptible.

The 3rd position if held by means of Google Android vulnerabilities (5.36%) — 1 p.p. down from the former duration. They’re adopted by means of exploits for Adobe Flash (3.41%), their proportion frequently reducing. The platform is not supported alternatively continues to be hottest by means of customers, which is mirrored in our statistics.

Our score is rounded out by means of vulnerabilities for Java (2.98%), its proportion additionally noticeably decrease, and Adobe PDF (1.98%).

Assaults on macOS

We will take into account Q3 2021 for the 2 eye-catching revelations. The main one is using malware code concentrated on macOS as a part of the WildPressure promoting and advertising and marketing advertising and marketing marketing campaign. The second one is the detailed evaluate of the prior to now unknown FinSpy implants for macOS.

Talking of one of the most the most important in style threats detected by means of Kaspersky coverage answers for macOS, maximum of our Best possible 20 score positions are occupied by means of quite a lot of spy ware apps. One of the most essential noteworthy ones is Practice.OSX.HistGrabber.b (2nd position at the report) — this most certainly undesirable device sends person browser historical past to its house owners’ servers.

Best possible 20 threats for macOS

Verdict%*
1AdWare.OSX.Pirrit.j13.22
2Practice.OSX.HistGrabber.b11.19
3AdWare.OSX.Pirrit.ac10.31
4AdWare.OSX.Pirrit.o9.32
5AdWare.OSX.Bnodlero.at7.43
6Trojan-Downloader.OSX.Shlayer.a7.22
7AdWare.OSX.Pirrit.gen6.41
8AdWare.OSX.Cimpli.m6.29
9AdWare.OSX.Bnodlero.bg6.13
10AdWare.OSX.Pirrit.ae5.96
11AdWare.OSX.Agent.gen5.65
12AdWare.OSX.Pirrit.aa5.39
13Trojan-Downloader.OSX.Agent.h4.49
14AdWare.OSX.Bnodlero.ay4.18
15AdWare.OSX.Ketin.gen3.56
16AdWare.OSX.Ketin.h3.46
17Backdoor.OSX.Agent.z3.45
18Trojan-Downloader.OSX.Lador.a3.06
19AdWare.OSX.Bnodlero.t2.80
20AdWare.OSX.Bnodlero.ax2.64

* Distinctive customers who encountered this malware as a proportion of all customers of Kaspersky coverage answers for macOS who have been attacked.

Geography of threats for macOS

Geography of threats for macOS, Q3 2021 (obtain)

Best possible 10 international locations by means of proportion of attacked customers

Nation*%**
1France3.05
2Spain2.85
3India2.70
4Mexico2.59
5Canada2.52
6Italy2.42
7United States2.37
8Australia2.23
9Brazil2.21
10United Kingdom2.12

* Excluded from the ranking are international locations with somewhat few customers of Kaspersky coverage answers for macOS (underneath 10,000).
** Distinctive customers attacked as a proportion of all customers of Kaspersky coverage answers for macOS within the nation.

In Q3 2021, France took the lead having the best proportion of assaults on customers of Kaspersky coverage answers (3.05%), with the in all probability undesirable device Practice.OSX.HistGrabber being the prevalent probability there. Spain and India got proper right here in 2nd and 3rd, with the Pirrit circle of relatives spy ware as their prevalent probability.

IoT assaults

IoT probability statistics

In Q3 2021, lots of the gadgets that attacked Kaspersky honeypots did so using the Telnet protocol. Simply lower than 1 / 4 of all gadgets tried brute-forcing our traps by means of SSH.

Distribution of attacked services and products and merchandise and products by means of collection of distinctive IP addresses of gadgets that performed assaults, Q3 2021

The statistics for running classes with Kaspersky honeypots display similar Telnet dominance.

Distribution of cybercriminal running classes with Kaspersky traps, Q3 2021

Best possible 10 threats delivered to IoT gadgets by means of Telnet

Verdict%*
1Backdoor.Linux.Mirai.b39.48
2Trojan-Downloader.Linux.NyaDrop.b20.67
3Backdoor.Linux.Agent.bc10.00
4Backdoor.Linux.Mirai.ba8.65
5Trojan-Downloader.Shell.Agent.p3.50
6Backdoor.Linux.Gafgyt.a2.52
7RiskTool.Linux.BitCoinMiner.b1.69
8Backdoor.Linux.Ssh.a1.23
9Backdoor.Linux.Mirai.advert1.20
10HackTool.Linux.Sshbru.s1.12

* Proportion of each and every probability delivered to inflamed gadgets because of a a success Telnet assault out of the full collection of delivered threats.

Detailed IoT probability statistics are published in our Q3 2021 DDoS file: https://securelist.com/ddos-attacks-in-q3-2021/104796/#attacks-on-iot-honeypots

Assaults by means of wisdom superhighway assets

The statistics on this segment are in keeping with Internet Anti-Virus, which protects customers when malicious items are downloaded from malicious/inflamed wisdom superhighway pages. Cybercriminals create such information superhighway websites on goal and information superhighway assets with user-created content material subject matter material (as an example, boards), together with hacked first rate assets, will also be inflamed.

World puts that function assets of web-based assaults: Best possible 10

The next statistics display the distribution by means of nation of the assets of Web assaults blocked by means of Kaspersky merchandise on person laptop ways (wisdom superhighway pages with redirects to exploits, information superhighway websites information superhighway web webhosting malicious ways, botnet C&C facilities, and so on.). Any distinctive host may well be the provision of relatively numerous web-based assaults.

To resolve the geographic supply of data superhighway assaults, the GeoIP method was once used to compare the sector title to the actual IP handle at which the sector is hosted.

In Q3 2021, Kaspersky answers blocked 1,098,968,315 assaults offered from on-line assets positioned world wide. Internet Anti-Virus recognized 289,196,912 distinctive URLs as malicious.

Distribution of web-attack assets by means of nation, Q3 2021 (obtain)

World puts the place customers confronted the best probability of on-line an an an infection

To pass judgement on the danger of on-line an an an infection confronted by means of customers in several international locations, for each and every nation we calculated the proportion of Kaspersky customers on whose laptop ways Internet Anti-Virus was once introduced on all through the quarter. The next wisdom supplies a sign of the aggressiveness of our surroundings wherein laptop ways perform in several international locations.

This ranking absolute best conceivable contains assaults by means of malicious ways that fall underneath the Malware category; it does now not come with Internet Anti-Virus detections of virtually no doubt unhealthy or undesirable ways comparable to RiskTool or spy ware.

Nation*% of attacked customers**
1Tunisia27.15
2Syria17.19
3Yemen17.05
4Nepal15.27
5Algeria15.27
6Macao14.83
7Belarus14.50
8Moldova13.91
9Madagascar13.80
10Serbia13.48
11Libya13.13
12Mauritania13.06
13Mongolia13.06
14India12.89
15Palestine12.79
16Sri Lanka12.76
17Ukraine12.39
18Estonia11.61
19Tajikistan11.44
20Qatar11.14

* Excluded are international locations with somewhat few Kaspersky customers (underneath 10,000).
** Distinctive customers focused by means of Malware-class assaults as a proportion of all distinctive customers of Kaspersky merchandise within the nation.

Those statistics are in keeping with detection verdicts by means of the Internet Anti-Virus module that have been received from customers of Kaspersky merchandise who consented to provide statistical wisdom.

On reasonable all through the quarter, 8.72% of laptop ways of Web customers global had been subjected to no less than one Malware-class wisdom superhighway assault.

Geography of web-based malware assaults, Q3 2021 (obtain)

Native threats

On this segment, we analyze statistical wisdom purchased from the OAS and ODS modules in Kaspersky merchandise. It takes into account malicious ways that have been discovered without delay on customers’ laptop ways or detachable media attached to them (flash drives, digital virtual digital camera reminiscence playing taking part in playing cards, telephones, exterior hard drives), or which first of all made their manner onto the pc in non-open shape (as an example, ways in difficult installers, encrypted information, and so on.).

In Q3 2021, our Report Anti-Virus detected 62,577,326 malicious and most certainly undesirable items.

World puts the place customers confronted the very best probability of native an an an infection

For each and every nation, we calculated the proportion of Kaspersky product customers on whose laptop ways Report Anti-Virus was once introduced on all through the reporting duration. Those statistics replicate the extent of private laptop an an an infection in several international locations.

Practice that this ranking absolute best conceivable contains assaults by means of malicious ways that fall underneath the Malware category; it does now not come with Report Anti-Virus triggers in line with most certainly unhealthy or undesirable ways, comparable to RiskTool or spy ware.

Nation*% of attacked customers**
1Turkmenistan47.42
2Yemen44.27
3Ethiopia42.57
4Tajikistan42.51
5Uzbekistan40.41
6South Sudan40.15
7Afghanistan40.07
8Cuba38.20
9Bangladesh36.49
10Myanmar35.96
11Venezuela35.20
12China35.16
13Syria34.64
14Madagascar33.49
15Rwanda33.06
16Sudan33.01
17Benin32.68
18Burundi31.88
19Laos31.70
20Cameroon31.28

* Excluded are international locations with somewhat few Kaspersky customers (underneath 10,000).
** Distinctive customers on whose laptop ways Malware-class native threats had been blocked, as a proportion of all distinctive customers of Kaspersky merchandise within the nation.

Geography of native an an an infection makes an try, Q3 2021 (obtain)

On reasonable global, Malware-class native threats had been recorded on 15.14% of shoppers’ laptop ways once or more all through the quarter. Russia scored 14.64% on this ranking.




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