Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky`s GReATAn OSCP and OSCE-certified penetration tester and malware analyst working as a Senior Security Researcher in the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky Lab since 2018. Also delivers Kaspersky’s reverse-engineering trainings in Europe. Ivan maintains an open-source dissection tool for Windows executables and his research was presented during several cybersecurity conferences. As a digital privacy activist, he also operates an exit node of the Tor network.
This is our latest summary of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity, focusing on events that we observed during Q1 2022.
We recently discovered a Trojanized DeFi application that was compiled in November 2021. This application contains a legitimate program called DeFi Wallet that saves and manages a cryptocurrency wallet, but also implants a full-featured backdoor.
At the end of 2021, we inspected UEFI firmware that was tampered with to embed a malicious code we dub MoonBounce. In this report we describe how the MoonBounce implant works and how it is connected to APT41.
It appears that BlueNoroff shifted focus from hitting banks and SWIFT-connected servers to solely cryptocurrency businesses as the main source of the group’s illegal income.