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Anton Cherepanov
Anton Cherepanov
Senior Malware Researcher
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Education: Specialist degree in IT

Favorite activities? CTraveling, reading

What is your golden rule for cyberspace? Use common sense

When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? In 1996 a 486DX4-100

Favorite computer game/activity? CTF games

The rise of TeleBots: Analyzing disruptive KillDisk attacks

ESET’s Anton Cherepanov analyzes the work of TeleBots, a malicious toolset that was used in focused cyberattacks against targets in Ukraine’s financial sector.

Modern attacks on Russian financial institutions

ESET’s Anton Cherepanov Jean-Ian Boutin discuss their paper, titled Modern Attacks on Russian Financial Institutions, which was published earlier this year.

Book of Eli: African targeted attacks

ESET’s latest research analyzes a piece of malware active since 2012, but which has targeted one specific country – Libya.

Operation Groundbait: Espionage in Ukrainian war zones

After BlackEnergy and Operation Potao Express, ESET researchers have uncovered another cyberespionage operation in Ukraine: Operation Groundbait.

BlackEnergy trojan strikes again: Attacks Ukrainian electric power industry

The recent attacks on the electrical power industry in Ukraine are connected to attacks on the media and to targeted cyber-espionage attacks against Ukrainian governmental agencies.

BlackEnergy by the SSHBearDoor: attacks against Ukrainian news media and electric industry

The cybercriminal group behind BlackEnergy, the malware family that has been around since 2007 and has made a comeback in 2014, was also active in the year 2015.

Brolux trojan targeting Japanese online bankers

A banking trojan, detected by ESET as Win32/Brolux.A, is targeting Japanese internet banking users and spreading through at least two vulnerabilities: a Flash vulnerability leaked in the Hacking Team hack and the so-called unicorn bug, a vulnerability in Internet Explorer.

Carbanak gang is back and packing new guns

A few days ago, CSIS published details about new Carbanak samples found in the wild. In this blog we examine the latest developments in the Carbanak story.

Firefox Under Fire: Anatomy of latest 0-day attack

The recent Firefox attacks are an example of active in-the-wild exploitation of a serious software vulnerability.

Operation Potao Express: Analysis of a cyber-espionage toolkit

Operation Patao Express – Attackers spying on high-value targets in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, and their TrueCrypt-encrypted data.

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