Zebrocy’s Multilanguage Malware Salad

Zebrocy is Russian speaking APT that presents a strange set of stripes. Essentially, at our SAS2019 presentation, we publicly provided original insights on Zebrocy and their characteristics for the first time, based on five years of research and private reports on this group. Read Full Article

APT trends report Q1 2019

This is our latest summary of APT activity, based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. It aims to highlight the significant events and findings that we feel people should be aware of. 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

Trust me, I have a pen

Earlier today we became aware of a malicious website delivering Petya through the Hunter exploit kit. While there is nothing special about yet another exploit kit page, this one caught our attention because it mimics the index page of our sinkhole systems. Read Full Article

The Hunt for Lurk

In June, 2016, the Russian police arrested the alleged members of the criminal group known as Lurk. The police suspected Lurk of stealing nearly three billion rubles. The story of Lurk gives some idea of the amount of work that has to be done to obtain enough evidence to arrest and prosecute suspects. Read Full Article

Tracking bugs in Zeus campaigns

I found an interesting “bug” in the malicious .php script on the .cc domain. For example, instead of clicking on http://3cm.kz/example, just put at the end http://3cm.kz/example+ or http://3cm.kz/example* or any other and for each new special char you will get the binary. One special char per one new download. The second short URL service used by the criminals is http://shortn.me Read Full Article