Lazarus hackers abuse Dell driver bug using new FudModule rootkit

The notorious North Korean hacking group ‘Lazarus’ was seen installing a Windows rootkit that abuses a Dell hardware driver in a Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver attack.

The spear-phishing campaign unfolded in the autumn of 2021, and the confirmed targets include an aerospace expert in the Netherlands and a political journalist in Belgium.

According to ESET, which published a report on the campaign today, the primary goal was espionage and data theft. The EU-based targets of this campaign were emailed fake job offers, this time for Amazon, a typical and common social engineering trick employed by the hackers in 2022.

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Source: Bleeping Computer