Online scamming fraud: three Nigerians arrested in INTERPOL Operation Killer Bee

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the suspects in a sting operation conducted simultaneously in the Lagos suburb of Ajegunle and in Benin City, 300 km to the East of the commercial capital. The Nigerian sting operation comes Read More …

It costs just $7 to rent DCRat to backdoor your network

A budget-friendly remote access trojan (RAT) that’s under active development is selling on underground Russian forums for about $7 for a two-month subscription, according to BlackBerry researchers today. The backdoor Windows malware, dubbed DCRat or DarkCrystal RAT, was released in Read More …

New stealthy DarkWatchman malware hides in the Windows Registry

A new malware named ‘DarkWatchman’ has emerged in the cybercrime underground, and it’s a lightweight and highly-capable JavaScript RAT (Remote Access Trojan) paired with a C# keylogger. According to a technical report by researchers at Prevailion, the novel RAT is Read More …

Water Basilisk Uses New HCrypt Variant to Flood Victims with RAT Payloads

A fileless campaign that used a new HCrypt variant to distribute numerous remote access trojans (RATs) in victim systems uses a newer obfuscation mechanism compared to what has been observed in past reports. It reached the peak of activity in Read More …

Oil & Gas Targeted in Year-Long Cyber-Espionage Campaign

A sophisticated campaign targeting large international companies in the oil and gas sector has been underway for more than a year, researchers said, spreading common remote access trojans (RATs) for cyber-espionage purposes. According to Intezer analysis, spear-phishing emails with malicious Read More …

NukeSped Copies Fileless Code From Bundlore, Leaves It Unused

While investigating samples of NukeSped, a remote access trojan (RAT), Trend Micro came across several Bundlore adware samples using the same fileless routine that was spotted in NukeSped. The backdoor has been attributed to the cybercriminal group Lazarus, which has Read More …