Malwarebytes’ exposé of LazyScripter revealed that the group has operated since at least 2018, targeting International Air Transport Association (IATA) members, airlines and immigrants seeking employment in Canada. (Scazon/CC BY 2.0)

With cybercriminals commonly sharing tactics and techniques on underground forums, and with digital adversaries frequently leveraging many of the same commodity malwares and commercially available tools, it can be difficult to assign attribution to a cyber campaign.

So when researchers claim to uncover that a previously unknown APT group is behind a series of attacks – as threat hunters from Malwarebytes did this week in announcing their discovery of a newly observed actor called LazyScripter – it’s usually an intriguing development.

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