Incidents

AdWare crosses the line

Malware has evolved a step further. AdWare has been compared to Trojan code for quite some time, but now we’re seeing AdWare behaving like a file infector. This is something new.

A variant of the infamous CoolWebSearch family is infecting legitimate files in a way that when the infected file gets run, the AdWare file gets loaded too.

This means that you need to disinfect the legitimate file. If you delete the AdWare, but don’t cure the file infection, this will cause problems.

It will be interesting to see how most Anti-Spyware programs will cope with this issue, as their engines aren’t designed to disinfect executable files.

AdWare crosses the line

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Reports

APT trends report Q3 2021

The APT trends reports are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. This is our latest installment, focusing on activities that we observed during Q3 2021.

Lyceum group reborn

According to older public researches, Lyceum conducted operations against organizations in the energy and telecommunications sectors across the Middle East. In 2021, we have been able to identify a new cluster of the group’s activity, focused on two entities in Tunisia.

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