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  • UNC3944 Targets SaaS Applications

    July 13, 2024

    UNC3944 is a financially motivated threat group that carries significant overlap with public reporting of “0ktapus,” “Octo Tempest,” “Scatter Swine,” and “Scattered Spider” and has been observed adapting its tactics to include data theft from software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to attacker-owned cloud storage objects (using cloud synchronization tools), persistence mechanisms against virtualization platforms, and lateral movement ...

  • Fake Microsoft Teams for Mac delivers Atomic Stealer

    July 12, 2024

    Competition between stealers for macOS is heating up, with a new malvertising campaign luring Mac users via a fraudulent advert for Microsoft Teams. This attack comes on the heels of the new Poseidon (OSX.RodStealer) project, another threat using a similar code base and delivery techniques. Based on our tracking, Microsoft Teams is once again a popular ...

  • Reeling in DarkGate Malware Attacks from the Beach

    July 10, 2024

    Last year, the number of malware attacks worldwide reached 6.08 billion. That’s a 10% increase compared with 2022. Why are cybercriminals developing so much malware? Because it is a vital tool to help them infiltrate businesses, networks or specific computers to steal or destroy sensitive data. or destroy sensitive data. There are many types of malware ...

  • Exploring Compiled V8 Javascript Usage In Malware

    July 8, 2024

    In recent months, CPR has been investigating the usage of compiled V8 JavaScript by malware authors. Compiled V8 JavaScript is a lesser-known feature in V8, Google’s JavaScript engine, that enables the compilation of JavaScript into low-level bytecode. This technique assists attackers in evading static detections and hiding their original source code, rendering it almost impossible to ...

  • Mekotio Banking Trojan Threatens Financial Systems in Latin America

    July 4, 2024

    The Mekotio banking trojan is a sophisticated piece of malware that has been active since at least 2015, primarily targeting Latin American countries with the goal of stealing sensitive information — particularly banking credentials — from its targets. Originating in the Latin American region, it has been particularly prolific in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Spain, and Peru. ...

  • The Hidden Danger of PDF Files with Embedded QR Codes

    July 3, 2024

    The SonicWall Capture Labs threat research team has been observing PDF files with QR codes being abused by malware authors to deceive users for a long time. QR codes are increasingly popular due to their versatility and ease of use. Beyond payments and feedback, QR codes have a wide range of applications across various industries such ...

  • SentinelLabs uncovers new CapraRAT spyware targeting Android users

    July 1, 2024

    A new report released today by SentinelLabs, warns of a resurgence of CapraRAT spyware targeting mobile gamers and weapons enthusiasts through malicious Android applications. CapraRAT is an Android remote-access trojan virus used by a Pakistan-linked threat actor called Transparent Tribe, also known as APT36, which first emerged around 2018. The malware has primarily been used for ...

  • Supply Chain Compromise Leads to Trojanized Installers for Notezilla, RecentX, Copywhiz

    June 27, 2024

    On Tuesday, June 18th, 2024, Rapid7 initiated an investigation into suspicious activity in a customer environment. Their investigation identified that the suspicious behavior was emanating from the installation of Notezilla, a program that allows for the creation of sticky notes on a Windows desktop. Installers for Notezilla, along with tools called RecentX and Copywhiz, are distributed ...

  • MerkSpy: Exploiting CVE-2021-40444 to Infiltrate Systems

    June 27, 2024

    Spyware is malicious software engineered to covertly monitor and gather information from a user’s computer without their awareness or consent. It can record activities like keystrokes, browsing behavior, and personal information, often transmitting this data to a third party for espionage or theft. FortiGuard Labs recently detected an attack exploiting the CVE-2021-40444 vulnerability in Microsoft Office. ...

  • New Orcinius Trojan Uses VBA Stomping to Mask Infection

    June 27, 2024

    This week, the SonicWall Capture Labs threat research team investigated a sample of Orcinius malware. This is a multi-stage trojan that is using Dropbox and Google Docs to download second-stage payloads and stay updated. It contains an obfuscated VBA macro that hooks into Windows to monitor running windows and keystrokes and creates persistence using registry keys. Read ...