FIN7’s Liquor Lure Compromises Law Firm with Backdoor


Financial cybercrime gang FIN7 has rebounded after the jailing of some key members, launching a campaign that uses as a lure a legal complaint involving the liquor company that owns Jack Daniels whiskey. The gambit successfully compromised at least one law firm, giving them a shot of the JSSLoader remote-access trojan (RAT), researchers said.

According to eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU), the successful breach for FIN7 (aka Carbanak Group or Navigator Group) was part of a wider, non-targeted email campaign. It purports to relate to a legal complaint centering around liquor giant Brown-Forman.

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Source: ThreatPost