Hacker-made Linux Cobalt Strike beacon used in ongoing attacks

An unofficial Cobalt Strike Beacon Linux version made by unknown threat actors from scratch has been spotted by security researchers while actively used in attacks targeting organizations worldwide. Cobalt Strike is a legitimate penetration testing tool designed as an attack Read More …

FBI: OnePercent Group Ransomware targeted US orgs since Nov 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has shared info about a threat actor known as OnePercent Group that has been actively targeting US organizations since at least November 2020 as a ransomware affiliate. The US federal law enforcement agency shared Read More …

Conti ransomware prioritizes revenue and cyberinsurance data theft

Training material used by Conti ransomware affiliates was leaked online this month, allowing an inside look at how attackers abuse legitimate software and seek out cyber insurance policies. Earlier this month, a disgruntled affiliate posted to a hacking forum the Read More …

Povlsomware PoC Ransomware Features Cobalt Strike Compatibility

Povlsomware (Ransom.MSIL.POVLSOM.THBAOBA) is a proof-of-concept (POC) ransomware first released in November 2020 which, according to their Github page, is used to “securely” test the ransomware protection capabilities of security vendor products. Povlsomware has not garnered much attention at the moment, Read More …

Raindrop Backdoor: New Malware Discovered in SolarWinds Investigation

Symantec, a division of Broadcom, has uncovered an additional piece of malware used in the SolarWinds attacks which was used against a select number of victims that were of interest to the attackers. Raindrop (Backdoor.Raindrop) is a loader which delivers Read More …

Fileless Malware Tops Critical Endpoint Threats for 1H 2020

In the first half of 2020, the most common critical-severity cybersecurity threat to endpoints was fileless malware, according to a recent analysis of telemetry data from Cisco. Fileless threats consist of malicious code that runs in memory after initial infection, Read More …

Meet PyXie: A Nefarious New Python RAT

BlackBerry Cylance researchers have recently discovered a previously unnamed Python RAT we’re calling PyXie. PyXie has been observed in the wild since at least 2018 without much attention from the cybersecurity industry. PyXie has been deployed in an ongoing campaign Read More …