We recently discovered malicious Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) files that download and execute other files, and could bypass traditional security solutions. Malicious actors can abuse custom actions in these files to execute malicious scripts and drop malware that are either capable of initiating a system shutdown or targeting financial systems located in certain locations.Read More
We discovered a phishing campaign targeting South Korean websites and users’ credentials using the watering hole technique. Labeling the campaign Soula, cybercriminals injected a malicious JS code in at least four websites for a fake login pop-up to appear at intervals before they can continue using the pages.Read More
A malicious email campaign against Russian-speaking enterprises is employing a combination of exploits and Windows components to deliver a new backdoor that allows attackers to take over the affected system. The attack abuses various legitimate Windows components to run unauthorized scripts; this is meant to make detection and blocking more challenging, particularly by whitelisting-based solutions.
We’ve observed at least five runs from June 23 to July 27, 2017, each of which sent several malicious emails per target. Affected industries were financial institutions, including banks, and mining firms. Of note is how the attackers diversified their tactic—sending different emails for each run, per target.Read More
It is that month of the year when flowers are in full bloom and people celebrate them in festive events. And it seems that same eventful—but darker—tone can be used to describe the month of May for the security industry. Trend Micro has so far documented several mass compromises of Web sites around the world…Read More