Probing Pawn Storm Cyberespionage Campaign Through Scanning, Credential Phishing and More

Pawn Storm, an ongoing cyberespionage campaign with activities that can be traced as far back as 2004, has gained notoriety after aiming cyber-attacks at defense contractor personnel, embassies, and military forces of the United States and its allies, as well Read More …

Cobalt Ulster Strikes Again With New ForeLord Malware

A new credential-stealing malware, dubbed ForeLord, has been uncovered in a recent spear phishing campaign. Researchers tie the attack to a known advanced persistence threat (APT) group known as Cobalt Ulster. The emails distributing ForeLord were uncovered as part of a campaign, Read More …

Molerats Delivers Spark Backdoor to Government and Telecommunications Organizations

Between October 2019 through the beginning of December 2019, Unit 42 observed multiple instances of phishing attacks likely related to a threat group known as Molerats (AKA Gaza Hackers Team and Gaza Cybergang) targeting eight organizations in six different countries Read More …

Iran-Backed APTs Collaborate on 3-Year ‘Fox Kitten’ Global Spy Campaign

Two Iran-backed APTs could be working together on a sprawling, three-year campaign to compromise high-value organizations from the IT, telecom, oil and gas, aviation, government and security sectors in Israel and around the world, according to a report by researchers Read More …

US Cyber Command, DHS, and FBI expose new North Korean malware

US Cyber Command, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations have exposed today a new North Korean hacking operation. Authorities have published security advisories detailing six new malware families that are currently being used by North Read More …

New Cyber Espionage Campaigns Targeting Palestinians: The Spark and Pierogi Campaigns

Over the last several months, the Cybereason Nocturnus team has been tracking recent espionage campaigns targeting the Middle East. These campaigns are specifically directed at entities and individuals in the Palestinian territories. This investigation shows multiple similarities to previous attacks Read More …

Threat Actors Still Exploiting SharePoint Vulnerability to Attack Middle East Government Organizations

On September 10, 2019, we observed unknown threat actors exploiting a vulnerability in SharePoint described in CVE-2019-0604 to install several webshells on the website of a Middle East government organization. One of these webshells is the open source AntSword webshell freely available on Read More …