Incidents

Adware or adwars?

First time in my life I see how different AdWares fight each other. A new 21KB Win32 executable first removes data files and registry keys which belongs to EliteBar AdWare (according to KAV anti-AdWare databases) and then opens one of two Ad URLs. It seems that the AdWare market is going to be a hot one and different AdWare coders face a lot of competition from each other. Obviously they will fight. Remember Bagle-NetSky-Mydoom war?..

We detect this adware as TrojanClicker.Win32.Agent.af.

Adware or adwars?

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Reports

Ferocious Kitten: 6 years of covert surveillance in Iran

Ferocious Kitten is an APT group that has been targeting Persian-speaking individuals in Iran. Some of the TTPs used by this threat actor are reminiscent of other groups, such as Domestic Kitten and Rampant Kitten. In this report we aim to provide more details on these findings.

Andariel evolves to target South Korea with ransomware

In April 2021, we observed a suspicious Word document with a Korean file name and decoy. It revealed a novel infection scheme and an unfamiliar payload. After a deep analysis, we came to a conclusion: the Andariel group was behind these attacks.

Operation TunnelSnake

A newly discovered rootkit that we dub ‘Moriya’ is used by an unknown actor to deploy passive backdoors on public facing servers, facilitating the creation of a covert C&C communication channel through which they can be silently controlled. The victims are located in Africa, South and South-East Asia.

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