Incidents

Be careful out there!

Lots of today’s malware is designed to steal confidential data and a recent APACS press release indicates that ‘card-not-present’ fraud is on the rise. We think it’s always useful to flag ways in which users can minimize the risks of falling victim to fraud, and we’ve written about this several times in the past.

Today’s Handler’s Diary at the Internet Storm Center provides some useful pointers to staying safe online.

For other useful guides, check out Get Safe Online and Bank Safe Online.

Be careful out there!

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Reports

The leap of a Cycldek-related threat actor

The investigation described in this article started with one such file which caught our attention due to the various improvements it brought to this well-known infection vector.

Lazarus targets defense industry with ThreatNeedle

In mid-2020, we realized that Lazarus was launching attacks on the defense industry using the ThreatNeedle cluster, an advanced malware cluster of Manuscrypt (a.k.a. NukeSped). While investigating this activity, we were able to observe the complete life cycle of an attack, uncovering more technical details and links to the group’s other campaigns.

Sunburst backdoor – code overlaps with Kazuar

While looking at the Sunburst backdoor, we discovered several features that overlap with a previously identified backdoor known as Kazuar. Our observations shows that Kazuar was used together with Turla tools during multiple breaches in past years.

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