Incidents

Blackhat SEO and Osama Bin Laden’s death

As always, when big news appear in the press the bad guys start blackhat SEO campaigns in popular search engines trying to lure users to install Rogueware.

It’s not different this time, with the top news about Osama’s Bin Laden death being everywhere. The bad guys were quite fast and started to poison searches results in Google Images.

Some of the search results are now leading users to malicious pages:

When clicking an image in the results page, the user will be redirected to one of the malicious domains:

***-antivirus.cz.cc/fast-scan/

***pe-antivirus.cz.cc/fast-scan/

Both domains are offering a copy of the rogueware known as “Best Antivirus 2011”:

This rogueware is already detected by Kaspersky as Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.cvoo

When searching, even for images, be careful!

Blackhat SEO and Osama Bin Laden’s death

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Reports

APT trends report Q3 2021

The APT trends reports are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. This is our latest installment, focusing on activities that we observed during Q3 2021.

Lyceum group reborn

According to older public researches, Lyceum conducted operations against organizations in the energy and telecommunications sectors across the Middle East. In 2021, we have been able to identify a new cluster of the group’s activity, focused on two entities in Tunisia.

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