Ransomware Against the Machine: How Adversaries are Learning to Disrupt Industrial Production by Targeting IT and OT

Since at least 2017, there has been a significant increase in public disclosures of ransomware incidents impacting industrial production and critical infrastructure organizations. Well-known ransomware families like WannaCry, LockerGoga, MegaCortex, Ryuk, Maze, and now SNAKEHOSE (a.k.a. Snake / Ekans), have Read More …

Lazarus pivots to Linux attacks through Dacls Trojan

Lazarus, an advanced persistent threat (APT) group, has expanded its reach with the development and use of a Trojan designed to attack Linux systems. The APT, suspected to hail from North Korea, has previously been connected to global cyberattacks and Read More …

Uncovering a MyKings Variant With Bootloader Persistence via Managed Detection and Response

In May, during the Managed Detection and Response service on-boarding process of an electronics company in the Asia-Pacific region, we noticed suspicious activity via the Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery™ Inspector that turned out to be related to EternalBlue, an exploit perhaps more popularly known for Read More …

FBI Mapping ‘Joanap Malware’ Victims to Disrupt the North Korean Botnet

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) announced Wednesday its effort to “map and further disrupt” a botnet tied to North Korea that has infected numerous Microsoft Windows computers across the globe over the last decade. Dubbed Joanap, the botnet is Read More …

Researchers find Stuxnet, Mirai, WannaCry lurking in industrial USB drives

Removal storage and USB thumb drives are a serious security incident waiting to happen, new research suggests. When we consider threats to our industrial systems, specifically crafted malware, such as the Industroyer strain which cut off the power to the city Read More …

‘Basic IT security’ could have prevented UK NHS WannaCry attack

England’s National Health Service (NHS) could have avoided the ransomware hack that crippled its systems in May, according to a government report. “Basic IT security” was all that was required to prevent the “unsophisticated” WannaCry attack, which affected more than a third of NHS organizations, Read More …

CowerSnail — Windows Backdoor from the Creators of SambaCry Linux Malware

Last month, we reported about a group of hackers exploiting SambaCry—a 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability in Samba networking software—to hack Linux computers and install malware to mine cryptocurrencies. The same group of hackers is now targeting Windows machines Read More …