DarkCrewFriends Returns with Botnet Strategy

The hackers-for-hire group DarkCrewFriends has resurfaced and is targeting content management systems to build a botnet. The botnet can be marshalled into service to carry out a variety of criminal activities, including distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, command execution, information exfiltration Read More …

Fxmsp hackers made $1.5M selling access to corporate networks

New details have emerged on the activity of the infamous Fxmsp hacker that last year was advertising access to the networks of three cybersecurity vendors. Researchers tracking Fxmsp’s ventures on underground forums counted the network intrusions associated with this actor and Read More …

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 …

Hackers for hire targeted hundreds of institutions, says report

A hackers-for-hire group dubbed “Dark Basin” has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions around the world, including advocacy groups, journalists, elected officials, lawyers, hedge funds, and companies, according to the Internet watchdog Citizen Lab. Researchers discovered almost 28,000 Read More …

Ransomware gangs team up to form extortion cartel

Ransomware gangs are teaming up to extort victims through a shared data leak platform, and the exchange of tactics and intelligence. In November 2019, the Maze Ransomware operators transformed ransomware attacks into data breaches after they released unencrypted data of a victim who refused Read More …

NetWalker Ransomware Gang Hunts for Top-Notch Affiliates

The NetWalker ransomware – the scourge behind one of the recent Toll Group attacks – has transitioned to a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) model, and its operators are placing a heavy emphasis on targeting and attracting technically advanced affiliates, according to researchers. Traditionally, “technically Read More …