InvisiMole Group Resurfaces Touting Fresh Toolset, Gamaredon Partnership

The InvisiMole threat group has resurfaced in a new campaign, revealing a new toolset and a strategic collaboration with the high-profile Gamaredon advanced persistent threat (APT) group. InvisiMole was first uncovered by ESET in 2018, with cyberespionage activity dating back to 2013 in Read More …

AcidBox: Rare Malware Repurposing Turla Group Exploit Targeted Russian Organizations

When the news broke in 2014 about a new sophisticated threat actor dubbed the Turla Group, which the Estonian foreign intelligence service believes has Russian origins and operates on behalf of the FSB, its kernelmode malware also became the first publicly-described case that abused a Read More …

Gamaredon hackers use Outlook macros to spread malware to contacts

New tools attributed to the Russia-linked Gamaredon hacker group include a module for Microsoft Outlook that creates custom emails with malicious documents and sends them to a victim’s contacts. The threat actor disables protections for running macro scripts in Outlook Read More …

How Chinese Cybercriminals Use Business Playbook to Revamp Underground

Because of its longevity and technical sophistication, the Russian cybercriminal underground has long been the benchmark for threat researchers focused on studying cybercrime tactics and techniques; there is a plethora of publications dedicated to analyzing its economy and hacking forums. Read More …

Zeppelin: Russian Ransomware Targets High Profile Users in the U.S. and Europe

Zeppelin is the newest member of the Delphi-based Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) family initially known as Vega or VegaLocker. Although it’s clearly based on the same code and shares most of its features with its predecessors, the campaign that it’s been part 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 …

New espionage malware found targeting Russian-speaking users in Eastern Europe

Security researchers have discovered an advanced malware strain that’s been deployed to spy on diplomats and Russian-speaking users in Eastern Europe. The malware, named Attor, has been used in attacks since 2013 but was only discovered last year, according to Read More …