Junior Security Researcher, GReATLeonid joined Kaspersky in 2020 as an intern in the Global Research and Analysis Team (GreAT). Here, he played an active role in the development of internal tools and infrastructure as well as darknet research and assisted in training courses provided by GReAT. In 2021, Leonid was invited to join GReAT as a Junior Security Researcher. As part of his role, he is engaged in open-source security, reverse engineering and malware analysis. In addition to this, Leonid has become one of the authors of Crimeware reports and dark web research publications. Based on his successful research he appears as a speaker in Kaspersky videos demonstrating his expertise in Threat Intelligence.
An unknown actor targeted an electric utility in southern Africa with Cobalt Strike beacons and DroxiDat, a new variant of the SystemBC payload. We speculate that this incident was in the initial stages of a ransomware attack.
This is our latest summary of the significant events and findings, focusing on activities that we observed during Q2 2023.
While monitoring the traffic of our own corporate Wi-Fi network, we noticed suspicious activity that originated from several iOS-based phones. We created offline backups of the devices, inspected them and discovered traces of compromise.
GoldenJackal is an APT group, active since 2019, that usually targets government and diplomatic entities in the Middle East and South Asia. The main feature of this group is a specific toolset of .NET malware, JackalControl, JackalWorm, JackalSteal, JackalPerInfo and JackalScreenWatcher.