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 …

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 …

New SectopRAT Trojan creates hidden second desktop to control browser sessions

A new Trojan, SectopRAT, has appeared in the wild which is able to launch a hidden secondary desktop to control browser sessions on infected machines. The new malware was first spotted by MalwareHunterTeam. In a tweet on 15 November, MalwareHunterTeam said Read More …

Calypso APT Emerges from the Shadows to Target Governments

A newly discovered APT group, dubbed Calypso after a custom malware RAT that it uses, has been targeting state institutions in six different countries since 2016. Government organizations in India (34 percent), Brazil and Kazakhstan (18 percent respectively), Russia and Read More …