Tag: Threat Hunting Content

HeaderTip Malware Hits Ukrainian Organizations: CERT-UA Warning

On March 22, 2022, the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) identified yet another nefarious malware targeting the infrastructure of Ukrainian state bodies and organizations across the country. Dubbed HeaderTip, the malicious strain is typically leveraged to drop additional DLL files to the infected instance.The revealed malicious activity is tracked under the UAC-0026 identifier, […]

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DoubleZero Destructive Malware Used in Cyber-Attacks at Ukrainian Companies: CERT-UA Alert

This article is based on the original investigation by CERT-UA: https://cert.gov.ua/article/38088. On March 17, 2022, the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) has found instances of yet another destructive malware used to target Ukrainian enterprises. The novel malware revealed by CERT-UA and dubbed DoubleZero adds to a strain of data destructive malware that recently […]

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Cobalt Strike Beacon, GrimPlant, and GraphSteel Malware Massively Spread by UAC-0056 Threat Actors in Targeted Phishing Emails: CERT-UA Alert

This article covers the original research carried out by CERT-UA: https://cert.gov.ua/article/37704 On March 11, 2022, Ukraine’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) reported about the mass distribution of fake emails targeting the Ukrainian state bodies. According to the CERT-UA research, the detected malicious activity can be attributed to the UAC-0056 hacking collective also tracked as SaintBear, […]

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FormBook/XLoader Malware Is Leveraged to Target Ukrainian Government Bodies: CERT-UA Warning

This article highlights the original research conducted by CERT-UA: https://cert.gov.ua/article/37688  On March 9, 2022, the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) reported that Ukrainian government bodies were hit by a cyber-attack using the FormBook/XLoader malware. The malware was delivered if the user opened a malicious email attachment. FormBook and its more recent successor XLoader […]

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InvisiMole Cyber Espionage Group Resurfaces to Attack Ukrainian Government Entities Via Targeted Spear Phishing: CERT-UA Warning

This article highlights the original research conducted by CERT-UA: https://cert.gov.ua/article/37829. On March 18, 2022, the Computer Emergency Response Team for Ukraine (CERT-UA) reported about the malicious activity associated with InvisiMole (UAC-0035) hacking collective that launched a targeted spear-phishing campaign against Ukrainian organizations to deliver a LoadEdge backdoor. InvisiMole is a sophisticated cyberespionage group that is […]

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Vermin (UAC-0020) Hacking Collective Hits Ukrainian Government and Military with SPECTR Malware

This article covers the original investigation by CERT-UA: https://cert.gov.ua/article/37815.  On March 17, 2022, the government emergency response team of Ukraine CERT-UA revealed that the Ukrainian government infrastructure was hit by a massive spear-phishing campaign aimed at SPECTR malware delivery. The campaign was launched by Vermin (UAC-0020) hacking collective associated with the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic […]

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Detect Gh0stCringe RAT

Gh0stCringe Malware: Variant of Notorious Gh0st RAT The Gh0stCringe, or CirenegRAT malware, based on the code of Gh0st RAT, is back, jeopardizing poorly protected Microsoft SQL and MySQL database servers. This remote access trojan (RAT) was first spotted in December 2018, and resurfaced in 2020 in China-linked cyber espionage attacks against governmental and corporate networks […]

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NIGHT SPIDER Zloader Detection: Defend Against Malicious Trojan Activity with SOC Prime

NIGHT SPIDER’s Zloader trojan has been quietly operating for the last few months at a global scale, conducting an intrusion campaign on a number of enterprises in various industries. The primary way to install malware was hidden within the legitimate software. For leveraging initial access, attackers used bundled .msi installers. The payloads were aimed at […]

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New CaddyWiper Malware
Detect CaddyWiper: Another Destructive Data Wiper to Attack Ukrainian Networks

Cyberspace is yet another frontier in the Russia-Ukraine war. Russia-backed large-scale сyber-attacks accompany military aggression against Ukraine, aiming to bring key elements of Ukrainian infrastructure offline. The newly spotted CaddyWiper malware adds to a strain of previously revealed cyber threats – HermeticWiper, WhisperGate, and IsaacWiper. The novel data wiping malware does not bear a resemblance […]

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