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Cybercriminals abuse Bitbucket to infect users with potpourri of malware

A newly discovered attack campaign has been abusing the online storage platform Bitbucket to maintain and update a wide assortment of malware, in a plot to infect computer users who download free, cracked versions of commercial software from the internet. Researchers at Cybereason’s Nocturnus team, who uncovered the threat, estimate that more than 500,000 machines…
Cybercrime, Security News

GandCrab returns with trojans and redundency

The GandCrab ransomware has returned with a new set of trojans in addition to its initial infection. The addition of new tools comes just over a week after at least one threat actor began using a combination the info stealer Vidar with the ransomware to increase their odds of taking something of value away from…
Cybercrime, In Depth, Malware, Phishing, Security News

Phishing emails lure victims with news of coronavirus’ impact on shipping

Looking to capitalize on the current coronavirus scare, malware distributors have launched a new phishing campaign that targets global companies with emails that suggest that virus could disrupt shipping operations. According to a Feb. 10 research blog post authored by Sherrod DeGrippo, senior director of threat research and detection at Proofpoint, the malicious actors have…
Coronavirus, Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

Malicious coronavirus map hides AZORult info-stealing malware

Cyberattackers continue to seize on the dire need for information surrounding the novel coronavirus. In one of the latest examples, adversaries have created a weaponized coronavirus map app that infects victims with a variant of the information-stealing AZORult malware. The malicious online map, found at www.Corona-Virus-Map[.]com, appears very polished and convincing, showing an image of…
Malware, Security News

Updated Azorult malware for sale on the Dark Web

A new and improved version of the info stealer and malware downloader Azorult was spotted being distributed by the RIG exploit kit. Check Point researchers report the malware has been heavily upgraded, version 3.3 as labeled by its creators, and has been available for sale on the Dark Web since early October. The fact that…
Coronavirus, Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

Russian cybercrime forums seen selling malware-sabotaged COVID-19 map

The recently discovered weaponized coronavirus map found to infect victims with a variant of the information-stealing AZORult malware has been sold online by Russian language cybercrime forums, according to a new report. Security expert Brian Krebs states in a blog post published this week that the live, interactive map dashboard was part of an infection…
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OpenDocument files now being used in attacks

In a case where a malicious actor may be throwing different attack vectors against a wall to see which sticks and works best, Cisco Talos has found one group using OpenDocument files to bypass a computer’s antivirus protection. Using Microsoft Office files as a launching point for an attack is old hat, but now Cisco…
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Malicious document builder LCG Kit a key component in recent phishing campaigns

Researchers at Proofpoint have uncovered a sophisticated tool commonly used by malicious actors to build weaponized documents for phishing campaigns. Dubbed LCG Kit, the service has helped small crime groups create docs capable of spreading a variety of remote access trojans and information stealers, such as Loki Bot, FormBook, Agent Tesla, Remcos, AZORult, REvcode RAT and…
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