Kaspersky download site hacked, redirected users to fake AV

By Emil ยท 18 replies
Oct 20, 2010
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  1. Russian-based Kaspersky recently fell victim to the cyber criminals it tries to protect users against. The security firm, known for its solid anti-virus software, had its website compromised by hackers. As a result, users trying to download Kaspersky's software were instead redirected to a malicious website which encouraged them to download fake antivirus software. Kaspersky users complained on the company's forum, though the company at first denied there had been any problems.

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    That's... kind of funny... but mostly just messed up. A security firm should be the last to get successfully hacked :(
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    Third party software or not, still the bad juju for them.
  4. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    Wow. I'm using Kaspersky PURE atm... thats going to be a hit on their rep for consumers everywhere.
  5. Maybe Kaspersky did it to themselves and then provide the solution ~sarcastic comment
  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Lol, life doesn't get any more ironic than this.
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    Oops - that's pretty embarrassing for them. Wonder who they ticked off?
  8. NeoFlux

    NeoFlux TS Booster Posts: 104   +14

    Worst thing is not that they got hacked. Worst thing is that they deny it.
  9. They should have used Avira to protect their site.

  10. license27kill

    license27kill TS Member Posts: 70

    it's funny NOD32 has to bring this up.. lol.. lmao
  11. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    The value of intrusion detection for a security firm should now be obvious to them. Waiting to have a compromised server reported to them by end users is really not the best approach.
  12. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Happens to many, many sites and there are tons more than are vulnerable. People really need to start taking this stuff seriously.
  13. I prefer my malware shaken not stirred. From Russia with love. Udachi.
  14. Kaspersky challenge hackers with their software which is obvious why they are targeted by them. Just because other sites dont get hacked, like NOD32 or Avira - it doesn't mean they have better security.

    I'm sure they will learn from this attack and fix the hole. No one can guarantee you 100% hacker proof since hacking is evolving everyday.
  15. **** Kaspersky, I am shifting to AVG free antivirus. I spend 10minutes every month to find a working KEY for KAS, and they can't even protect themselves, what will they protect me. AVG here i come :)
  16. Are you sure it wasn't on Monday? That's the day my Malwarebytes software kept picking up attempts to connect to bogus addresses and yes, it kept happening for 3 or 4 hours. Malwarebytes is almost always totally inactive so I was wondering what was going on.
  17. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    web site hacking have nothing to do with how strong there AV

    its a totally different system web server and web pages and applications

    not windows viruses and malwares

    even Microsoft got attacked sometimes and got a viruses waves attacked them
  18. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    lol.. Gotta love ironey.
  19. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-tdss-tdl3-alureon-rootkit-using-tdsskiller

    they pissed off the guys that created this ^ virus.

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