Roaming Mantis, part IV

One year has passed since we published the first blogpost about the Roaming Mantis campaign, and this February we detected new activity by the group. Here we follow up on our earlier reporting about the group with updates on their tools and tactics. Read Full Article

The return of the BOM

There’s nothing new in Brazilian cybercriminals trying out new ways to stay under the radar. It’s just that this time around the bad guys have started using a method that was reported in the wild years ago – the UTF-8 BOM (Byte Order Mark) additional bytes. Read Full Article

Operation ShadowHammer

Operation ShadowHammer is a newly discovered supply chain attack that leveraged ASUS Live Update software. While the investigation is still in progress and full results and technical paper will be published during SAS 2019 conference in Singapore, we would like to share some important details about the attack. Read Full Article

A Zebrocy Go Downloader

The Sofacy subset we identify as “Zebrocy” continues to target Central Asian government related organizations, both in-country and remote locations, along with a new middle eastern diplomatic target. And, as predicted, they continue to build out their malware set with a variety of scripts and managed code. Read Full Article

Octopus-infested seas of Central Asia

For the last two years we have been monitoring a Russian-language cyberespionage actor that focuses on Central Asian users. We named the actor DustSquad and have provided reports on four of their campaigns. In this blogpost we cover a malicious program for Windows called Octopus that mostly targets diplomatic entities. Read Full Article

Threats in the Netherlands

For this blogpost we gathered all the sinkhole data for Dutch IPs in the last four years, which amounts to around 85,000 entries. The aim is to give an overview of which APT groups are active in the Netherlands and what they are interested in. Read Full Article

MuddyWater expands operations

MuddyWater is a relatively new APT that surfaced in 2017. It has focused mainly on governmental targets in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, according to past telemetry. However, the group behind MuddyWater has been known to target other countries in the Middle East, Europe and the US. Read Full Article