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    On October 14th, a report was publicly released regarding the Sandworm team.  After beginning an investigation into the affiliated malware samples and domains, we quickly came to realization that this group is very likely targeting SCADA-centric victims who are using GE Intelligent Platform’s CIMPLICITY HMI solution suite.   We have observed this team utilizing .cim and .bcl files as attack vectors, both of which file types are used by the CIMPLICITY software.  As further proof of the malware targeting CIMPILICITY, it drops ...




    Cybercriminals and threat actors often use tried-and-tested vulnerabilities in order to infect user systems and consequently, penetrate an enterprise network. This highlights the importance of patching systems and keeping software and applications up-to-date. We recently spotted DYREZA malware leveraging an old vulnerability found existing in Adobe Reader and Acrobat and covered under CVE-2013-2729. Accordingly, once this vulnerability is successfully exploited it could lead to the execution of arbitrary code on the affected system. Figures 1-2. Screenshots of spam emails DYREZA malware uses spammed ...

    Posted in Malware, Vulnerabilities |



    A new spam attack disguised as invoice message notifications was recently seen spreading the UPATRE malware, that ultimately downloads its final  payload- a BANKER malware related to the DYREZA/DYRE banking malware. Background In early October we observed a surge of spammed messages sent by the botnet CUTWAIL/PUSHDO, totaling to more than 18,000 messages seen in a single day. CUTWAIL/PUSHDO has been in the wild since as early as 2007 and was considered one of the biggest spam botnets in 2009. We spotted some spammed emails that disguise itself as invoice message ...

    Posted in Malware, Spam |



    Three out of nine security bulletins in today’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday are marked as Critical while the rest are tagged as Important The patches address vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer, and Microsoft .NET Framework, including the zero-day exploit affecting Microsoft Windows. MS14-060 discusses the Sandworm zero-day vulnerability, which was reported hours earlier. Based on our analysis, attackers may use this vulnerability to create/execute malware payloads, given that it not too difficult to exploit. Attackers can just know the format and create their own PowerPoint exploit. Trend Micro detects ...

    Posted in Malware, Vulnerabilities |



    Prior to the release of Microsoft’s monthly patch Tuesday, a new zero-day exploiting Windows vulnerability covered in CVE-2014-4114 was reported by iSight. The said vulnerability affects desktop and server versions of Vista and Sever 2008 to current versions. It was believed to be associated in cyber attacks related to NATO by Russian cyber espionage group. Based on our analysis, the vulnerability exists in PACKAGER.DLL, which is a part of Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) property. By using a crafted PowerPoint ...



     

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