Incidents

And even more Bagles

As the previous post says, there have been a lot of new Bagle modifications in the last 24 hours. And they’re continuing, either being spammed, or by previous versions downloading updates to themselves from the Internet. All of this frantic activity is aimed at maintaining the network of infected computers, by finding new victim machines, infecting them, and conscripting them into the network.

We’ve intercepted at least 20 new versions, and are now up to Bagle.dh. They are showing no signs of stopping at the moment.

As usual, our antivirus databases have been updated with detection for all the latest variants.

And even more Bagles

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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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