Hacking group returns, switches attacks from ransomware to trojan malware


A prolific hacking group has returned with a new campaign which looks to deliver a new remote access trojan (RAT) to victims in order to create a backdoor into PCs to steal credentials and banking information.

The campaign is suspected to be the work of TA505, a well-resourced hacking group which has been active since at least 2014. The group has launched some of the largest cyber attack campaigns of recent years, with victims targeted with the Dridex banking trojanLocky ransomwareJaff ransomware and more.

Many of these campaigns have been launched with the aid of the Necurs botnet, one of the largest spam generators used by cyber criminals.

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Source: ZDNet