GreyEnergy APT Delivers Malware via Phishing Attacks and Multi-Stage Dropper

The highly complex backdoor malware payload designed by the GreyEnergy advanced persistent threat (APT) group is being dropped on targeted machines using the common phishing infection vector as detailed by Nozomi Networks’ Alessandro Di Pinto. GreyEnergy attacked and infiltrated the Read More …

Russia’s Elite Hackers May Have New Phishing Tricks

A major question hanging over the United States midterm election season: Where was Russia? But while GRU hackersdidn’t directly interfere, they appear to be as active as ever. New research from two threat intelligence firms indicates that two prominent Russia-linked groups have been developing some Read More …

Inception Group Uses POWERSHOWER Backdoor in Two-Stage Spear Phishing Attacks

The Inception threat group has been observed exploiting the CVE-2017-11882 Microsoft Office memory corruption vulnerability and a PowerShell-based backdoor dubbed POWERSHOWER in their most recent multi-stage attack campaign during October 2018. Inception was seen in action since at least 2014, Read More …

Crooks Combine Phishing and Impersonation For Higher Success Rate

While phishing continues to be the prevalent threat in malware-less email-based attacks, cybercriminals refine their methods by adding an impersonation component to increase the success rate against company employees. Phishing emails are easy to deploy and do not require other Read More …

Cybercrooks home in on infosec’s weakest link – you poor gullible people

Cybercrims are ramping up their efforts to target employees through fraudulent email and social media scams, according to a new study by email security firm Proofpoint. Retailers and government agencies saw huge quarter-on-quarter increases in email fraud attempts in calendar Read More …