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TA505 cybergang debuts ‘AndroMut” downloader to deliver FlawedAmmyy RAT globally

The cybercriminal group TA505 appears to have launched two malware campaigns last June, delivering the FlawedAmmyy RAT to victims in multiple countries using the newly created downloader program AndroMut. Both campaigns infected victims using phishing emails with links for downloading Microsoft Word and Excel files, according to a July 2 blog post by Proofpoint If…
Malware, Security News

Microsoft’s familiar refrain: Disable macros to avoid malware campaign running FlawedAmmyy trojan

To avoid being infected in a malware campaign compromising fully patched Windows PCs and spreading malicious macro functions via an Excel attachment that runs the FlawedAmmyy remote access Trojan, the Microsoft Security Intelligence team advised users to disable their macros. “Anomaly detection helped us uncover a new campaign that employs a complex infection chain to…
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Cybercrime

Hackers using Excel IQY files to dodge antivirus and download malware

According to a blog post by Barkly, instead of using Word documents or other commonly abused attachment types, these new spam email campaigns are using .iqy files — these are simple text files that open by default in Excel and are used to download data from the Internet. This approach can bypass antivirus software and…
Cybercrime, Malware, Phishing, Security News

Pied Piper phishing scheme infests victims with FlawedAmmyy, RMS RATs

The cybercriminal threat group TA505 is a key suspect in an ongoing phishing campaign that’s been attempting to infect victims with the FlawedAmmyy and Remote Manipulator (RMS) remote access trojans. Dubbed Pied Piper, the campaign was observed targeting a supplier to several well-known food chains, including Godiva Chocolates, Yogurtland and Pinkberry, according to a Nov. 29 blog…
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TA505 debuts Get2 downloader and SDBbot RAT in new phishing campaigns

The cybercriminal group TA505 has developed a new downloader tool and remote access trojan (RAT), both of which were observed in a sequence of phishing campaigns that began this past September. The downloader, named Get2, has been used in campaigns to deliver a variety of secondary payloads, including the FlawedGrace and FlawedAmmyy RATs and Snatch…
Security News

Change of stRATegy? Cybercrime group TA505 tests new tRAT malware

A newly discovered remote access trojan nicknamed tRAT has apparently attracted the interest of TA505, a cybercriminal group known for launching prolific banking malware and ransomware attacks. In a company blog post yesterday, researchers at Proofpoint reported observing  several phishing campaigns in September and October that attempted to infect victims with the malware. One of…
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We interviewed cyber experts on a Vegas ferris wheel. Then ride security showed up…

In the film “Ocean’s 11,” Danny Ocean and his team of expert cybercriminals execute a daring casino heist in glitzy Las Vegas. This past summer at the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences in Sin City, the editorial staff at SC Media attempted to pull off a less ambitious – and decidedly more legal –…
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