Nicolas Brulez


Nicolas joined Kaspersky Lab as a senior malware researcher in 2009. His responsibilities include analyzing malware and carrying out security research. Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Nicolas worked as a senior virus researcher for Websense Security Labs and Digital River/Silicon Realms. He is also known for his work on the Software Passport/Armadillo protection system. Here, he served as head of software security and was in charge of the anti-reverse engineering techniques used in the system. Over the last 17 years, Nicolas has authored numerous articles and papers on reverse engineering. He is a regular speaker at computer engineering schools and international security conferences.

Pulling Back the Curtain on Rogue AV Tech Support

by Nicolas Brulez

We’ve blogged a few times about rogue AV, explaining how search
engines have been abused using Black Hat Search Engine Optimization
techniques to redirect web surfers to rogue AV websites. Recently, we’ve noticed that the rogue AVs being spread are all
equipped with an “Online Support” button.