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 …

Spear-phishing campaign compromises executives at 150+ companies

A cybercrime group operating since mid-2019 has breached the email accounts of high-ranking executives at more than 150 companies, cyber-security firm Group-IB reported today. The group, codenamed PerSwaysion, appears to have targeted the financial sector primarily, which accounted for more Read More …

APT32 Targeting Wuhan Government and Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management

From at least January to April 2020, suspected Vietnamese actors APT32 carried out intrusion campaigns against Chinese targets that Mandiant Threat Intelligence believes was designed to collect intelligence on the COVID-19 crisis. Spear phishing messages were sent by the actor Read More …

Spearphishing Campaign Exploits COVID-19 To Spread Lokibot Infostealer

Researchers have discovered threat actors once again capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic and current attention on the World Health Organization (WHO) with a new spearphishing email designed to spread the LokiBot trojan sent using the WHO trademark as a lure. Read More …

Charming Kitten Iranian Espionage Campaign Thwarts 2FA

The campaign targets politicians involved in economic and military sanctions against Iran, along with various journalists and human rights activists. A range of political and civil society targets are under fire in an APT attack dubbed the Return of Charming Read More …

How hackers managed to steal $13.5 million in Cosmos bank heist

Earlier this month, reports surfaced which suggested that Cosmos Bank, India’s oldest at 112 years old, had become the victim of a cyberattack which left the institution millions out of pocket. The attack reportedly took place in two stages been Read More …

FBI: Iranian Firm Stole Data In Massive Spear Phishing Campaign

The United States Department of Justice announced charges against nine Iranians accused of stealing private data from U.S. universities, private companies and U.S. government agencies. FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich said in a statement that the state-sponsored hackers worked for more than Read More …