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SOC Prime Threat Bounty —  December 2022 Results

December ‘22 Publications During the last month of the year 2022,  Threat Bounty developers managed to submit 441 rules to review by SOC Prime Team for a chance of publication to the Platform for monetization. The submitted rules were reviewed by a team of seasoned engineers, and based on the collective decisions, 126 rules were […]

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Threat Bounty Program November
SOC Prime Threat Bounty —  November 2022 Results

November ‘22 Publications During the previous month, members of Threat Bounty community submitted 433 rules for publication to the SOC Prime Platform. A number of rules were automatically rejected on the stage of automated checks because of structure, syntax, logic mistakes, or content duplication and were not sent to review by SOC Prime experts. In […]

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SOC Prime Threat Bounty — September 2022 Results

September ‘22 Publications In September, members of the Threat Bounty Community submitted 441 rules for review by the SOC Prime team via the Developer Portal and Sigma rules Slack Bot. However, only 183 rules have successfully passed the verification and were approved for publication on the SOC Prime Platform. When creating new rules and submitting […]

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Lazarus-Strikes-Again
Lazarus Group Resurfaces, Exploiting Log4j Vulnerability and Spreading MagicRAT

Lazarus Group, also known as APT38, Dark Seoul, Hidden Cobra, and Zinc, has garnered a reputation as a highly-qualified and well-funded state-sponsored cluster of criminal hackers, wreaking havoc since 2009. In the most recent campaign, Lazarus deployed novel MagicRAT malware after exploiting vulnerabilities in VMWare Horizon platforms, such as a high-profile Log4j flaw. The notorious […]

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Redeemer 2.0 Ransomware
Redeemer Ransomware Detection: New Version Distributed on Underground Forums

The Redeemer ransomware builder’s author put a new spin on the malware’s software, distributing its new version on cybercrime forums. Redeemer 2.0 ransomware version is written in C++ and is built to infect Windows OS hosts. The first version of Redeemer was released in the Summer of 2021, followed by its upgraded variant published last […]

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Manjusaka Offensive Framework
Manjusaka Offensive Framework Detection: New Malware Family Quickly Catapults Into Operation

A novel attack framework called “Manjusaka” is currently making rounds in the wild. The name “Manjusaka,” which means “cow flower,” is far from denoting the high level of offense potential the attack framework bears. Deriving from ample evidence, the campaign operators behind this malware family are believed to be China-based. Developers of Manjusaka have designed […]

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The 8220 Cryptomining Group
8220 Gang Crimeware Group: Infects Cloud Hosts and Operates a Botnet and PwnRig Cryptocurrency Miner

8220 Gang, aka 8220 Mining Group, has ramped up activity in the last year, growing the cloud botnet of infected hosts from 2,000 in mid-2021 to 30,000 and counting as of now. In their previous attacks, the threat group focused on leveraging existing vulnerabilities and launching brute-force attacks to compromise cloud servers and drop cryptocurrency […]

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Matanbuchus Loader
Matanbuchus Malware Detection: New Malspam Campaign Distributes Malware Loader and Cobalt Strike

Matanbuchus first surfaced in early 2021 as a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) project at a rental price of $2,500. Matanbuchus is a loader that uses two DLLs during the malware’s run cycle. This year the malware is delivered in phishing attacks aimed at deploying Cobalt Strike beacons. Detect Matanbuchus Malware For an efficient Matanbuchus malware detection, use […]

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AveMariaRAT, BitRAT, and PandoraHVNC
Fileless Malware Detection: AveMariaRAT / BitRAT / PandoraHVNC Attacks

Cybercrooks are targeting Microsoft Windows users with three fileless malware strains used at once in a new phishing campaign. The phishing mail mimics a payment report from a trusted source, with a brief request to view an attached Microsoft Excel document. The file contains weaponized macros and, once launched, drops the malware aimed to steal […]

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Novel BEATDROP and BOOMMIC Malware Families Used by APT29: Phishing Campaigns with HTML Smuggling Techniques, Long-Term Access for Espionage Purposes

APT29 is a Russian state-sponsored espionage group also referred to by cybersecurity experts as Nobelium APT. The breadth of their attacks corresponds to Russia’s present geopolitical goals. Their latest attacks are characterized by utilizing BEATDROP and BEACON loaders to deploy BOOMMIC (VaporRage) malware. Security analysts report that the latest phishing campaigns were crafted to target […]

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