After looking into the recent variant of the Glupteba dropper delivered from a malvertising attack, we found that the dropper downloaded two undocumented components aside from the Glupteba malware—a browser stealer and a router exploiter. Another notable feature is that the malware can now also update its command and control server address using data from bitcoin transactions.Read More
Cyber Safety Solutions Team
We discovered a malware that uses three different online services — including Slack and GitHub– as part of its routine. Analysis of the attacker’s tools, techniques, and procedures lead us to believe that this might be a targeted attack from very capable threat actors.Read More
We uncovered an operation of a hacking group, which we’re naming “Outlaw” (translation derived from the Romanian word haiduc, the hacking tool the group primarily uses), involving the use of an IRC bot built with the help of Perl Shellbot. The group distributes the bot by exploiting a common command injection vulnerability on internet of things (IoT) devices and Linux servers. Further research indicates that the threat can also affect Windows-based environments and even Android devices.Read More
Smart Protection Network (SPN) data and observations from Managed Detection and Response (MDR) for the North American region show the persistence of older threats and tactics: delivery methods such as spam emails are still going strong, while ransomware attacks have seen a renewed vigor alongside newer threats such as cryptocurrency mining malware in the third quarter of 2018.
However, the prevalence of these older threats should not be misconstrued as a sign that threat actors are resting on their laurels. In fact, it should be taken as proof that they are constantly improving proven tools and techniques to get ahead in the never-ending cat-and-mouse game between cybercriminals and security providers.Read More