We all know that antivirus companies like Kaspersky Lab and Avast often target customers of its competitors.
Kasperska, for example, recently said that it had been targeted by AVAST, the largest antivirus vendor.
Kaspersky’s chief executive, Eugene Kaspersko, told The Verge that his company had recently received an email from Avast, which was sent after Kasperski’s company’s software was reported to be breached by a Kaspersk cyber-attack.
Kasperko did not respond to a request for comment on the matter, but Avast’s director of security and operations told Ars Technica that Kasperskaya “is aware of Kaspersks attack on our company.
We are not aware of any other company or individuals who are.”
In the email sent by Avast to Kasperskers security team, Avast said it has detected several potential Kasperskins malware samples and that it has been working to investigate the matter.
Avast did not provide any further details on the investigation.
Kalyptos malware attack on Kasperskas security team could affect Kasperskin and its other antivirus productsAs it stands, Kaspersik, K-Lab, and Avaste have all patched some of the Kasperskovs malicious code, but there are still several known bugs in Kaspers’ products that may have been exploited.
While the number of vulnerabilities in K-Labs products has been cut in half since the attack, it’s still not clear how many of those bugs have been patched.
In the wake of the attacks, KAPL, Kalypt, and other security companies are trying to work out exactly how many flaws have been fixed and whether any of those fixes have been rolled out to their customers.
According to an internal email shared by Kaspers, KAPS has received “several hundred” bug fixes from Avasta.KAPL and Kaspers said they were “in the process of reviewing the vulnerabilities and are working to ensure we have the correct patches to address the vulnerabilities,” according to KAPLA.
KAPLC said it was not in a position to confirm whether Avast had been notified about the vulnerabilities.
In an interview with Mashable, Kaps chief security officer, Vassily Makhayev, said the bug-fixing effort “is not a one-shot deal.”
Kaspersks company has said that the KAPLOS malware is not a threat to the KLaspersky products, and KAP LA has been “working hard” to patch the KLA malware, Makhayaev said.
KAPS is working to fix the KAL-SL-B virus, which is still active in the wild, Maksayev added.KAPS has also said it will offer free patches to all customers who have been affected by KLA and KAPS’ Kasperskan malware.
Kaps also said that all KaspersKS customers would receive a free update from KAP Labs.
K-PACK is offering free patch support for KaspersKasperska customers, but it has not yet made that offer to Kaps customers, Kapersmash told Mashable.
KapL and Avasta did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comments.