Tag: Osman Demir

BazarLoader Malware Detection

Experts warn about an unusual approach to infect targets with BazarLoader — a notorious strain frequently used to deliver ransomware. The hacker collective, dubbed BazarCall, abuses call center functionality to trick victims into downloading the malicious payload. The campaign has been active since at least February 2021, continuously adding new tricks to increase its notoriety. […]

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Operation TunnelSnake: Moriya Rootkit Detection

Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a previously unknown Windows rootkit stealthily leveraged by a China-affiliated APT actor for years to install backdoors on the infected instances. Dubbed Moriya, the rootkit provides attackers with the ability to capture network traffic and covertly execute commands on the compromised devices while flying under the radar of […]

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IcedID Leverages Innovative Delivery Methods, Significantly Increases Infection Rates

Check Point Research’s Global Threat Index for March 2021 reveals that IcedID banking Trojan operators are entering the big game. Last month IcedID was included in the Index for the first time, at once taking second place right after the infamous Dridex. A surge in infections and notoriety is explained by the innovative delivery methods […]

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New FormBook Variant Targets Users in the Wild

Security researchers from FortiGuard Labs have uncovered a new FormBook variant being delivered in a massive phishing campaign. Particularly, adversaries target users with malware-laced Microsoft PowerPoint documents disguised as a follow-up to the recent purchase order. Those who fell for the bait of scammers got their devices infected with a notorious data-stealing malware.  New FormBook […]

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Purple Fox Rootkit Now Obtains Worm-Spreading Capabilities

Security analysts from Guardicore Labs have recently detected a new variant of the notorious Purple Fox rootkit, which now propagates as a worm across Windows machines. This latest malware upgrade results in a significant spike of Purple Fox infections, showing a 600% increase since spring 2020. This ongoing campaign relies heavily on port scanning and […]

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IBM QRadar Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2020-4888) Detection

On January 27, 2021, IBM released an official patch for a serious remote code execution vulnerability affecting its QRadar SIEM. CVE-2020-4888 Description The security hole occurs because the Java deserialization function fails to deserialize a user-supplied input securely. As a result, remote low-privileged hackers can execute arbitrary commands on the affected system by sending a […]

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Zeoticus 2.0: Nasty Ransomware Strain Receives Major Upgrade

Starting from December 2020, a new version of Zeoticus ransomware has been actively targeting users in the wild. Zeoticus 2.0 comes with better performance and enhanced offline capabilities, posing a bigger threat to businesses worldwide.  What is Zeoticus Ransomware? Zeoticus is a relatively new malware sample that appeared in the cyber threat arena in December […]

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MuddyWater APT Uses ScreenConnect to Spy on Middle East Governments

Security experts from Anomali have revealed a targeted cyber-espionage operation aimed at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait governments. The malicious campaign was launched by an Iranian state-sponsored actor known as MuddyWater (Static Kitten, MERCURY, Seedworm). According to the researchers, adversaries relied on the legitimate software tool ConnectWise Control (formerly ScreenConnect) to move laterally […]

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New Zoom Phishing Abuses Constant Contact to Bypass SEGs

The challenging year of 2020 saw many businesses increase their reliance on the internet, shifting to work-from-home workforces. Such a trend resulted in a blasting spike in video conferencing apps usage. Cyber criminals didn’t miss the chance to advantage their malicious perspectives. Starting from spring 2020, they registered many fake domains to deliver malicious ads […]

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Quasar RAT: Detecting Malicious Successors

Quasar remote administration tool (RAT) is a multi-functional and light-weight malware actively used by APT actors since 2014. Quasar’s code is publicly available as an open-source project, which makes the Trojan extremely popular among adversaries due to its broad customization options. As a result, a variety of samples exist inside the Quasar malware family. Many […]

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