Espionage Group Hits U.S. Utilities with Sophisticated Spy Tool

The APT known as TA410 has added a modular remote-access trojan (RAT) to its espionage arsenal, deployed against Windows targets in the United States’ utilities sector. According to researchers at Proofpoint, the RAT, called FlowCloud, can access installed applications and Read More …

LimeRAT malware is being spread through VelvetSweatshop Excel encryption technique

A new campaign is spreading the LimeRAT Remote Access Trojan by harnessing an old encryption technique in Excel files. LimeRAT is a simple Trojan designed for Windows machines. The malware is able to install backdoors on infected machines and encrypt Read More …

APT36 Taps Coronavirus as ‘Golden Opportunity’ to Spread Crimson RAT

A Pakistani-linked threat actor, APT36, has been using a decoy health advisory that taps into global panic around the coronavirus pandemic to spread the Crimson RAT. The functionalities of the Crimson RAT include stealing credentials from victims’ browsers, capturing screenshots, Read More …

Chinese hackers use decade-old Bisonal Trojan in cyberespionage campaigns

Chinese cyberattackers continue to improve and deploy a decade-old Remote Access Trojan (RAT) in ongoing campaigns against Russian, Japanese, and South Korean targets. On Thursday, researchers from Cisco Talos said that the Bisonal RAT is an unusual sample of malware that has Read More …

GuLoader: Malspam Campaign Installing NetWire RAT

NetWire is a publicly-available RAT that has been used by criminal organizations and other malicious groups since 2012. NetWire is distributed through various campaigns, and we usually see it sent through malicious spam (malspam). GuLoader is a file downloader that was first discovered Read More …

ObliqueRAT linked to threat group launching attacks against government targets

Researchers have uncovered a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that appears to be the handiwork of a threat group specializing in attacks against government and diplomatic targets. On Thursday, Cisco Talos researchers said the malware, dubbed ObliqueRAT, is being deployed in Read More …

European Energy Sector Organization Targeted by PupyRAT Malware in Late 2019

Over the course of the last year, Recorded Future research has demonstrated that Iran-nexus groups, possibly including APT33 (also called Elfin), have been prolific in amassing operational network infrastructure throughout 2019. Additionally, in November 2019, Microsoft disclosed that APT33 had shifted focus from targeting Read More …

New JhoneRAT Malware Targets Middle East

Researchers are warning of a new remote access trojan (RAT), dubbed JhoneRAT, which is being distributed as part of an active campaign, ongoing since November 2019, that targets victims in the Middle East. Once downloaded, the RAT gathers information on the victims’ Read More …

Imminent Monitor – a RAT Down Under

The availability of “commodity malware” – malware offered for sale – empowers a large population of criminals, who make up for their lack of technical sophistication with an abundance of malicious intent. Rather than looking just at the malware samples 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 …