We used our internal automated system for monitoring open-source repositories and discovered two other malicious Python packages in the PyPI. They were masquerading as one of the most popular open-source packages named “requests“.
Kimsuky (also known as Thallium, Black Banshee and Velvet Chollima) is a prolific and active threat actor primarily targeting Korea-related entities. In early 2022, we observed this group was attacking the media and a think-tank in South Korea.
VileRAT is a Python implant, part of an evasive and highly intricate attack campaign against foreign exchange and cryptocurrency trading companies.
Earlier, the CISA published an alert related to a Stairwell report, “Maui Ransomware.” Our data should openly help solidify the attribution of the Maui ransomware incident to the Korean-speaking APT Andariel, also known as Silent Chollima and Stonefly.
Kaspersky ICS CERT experts detected a wave of targeted attacks in several East European countries, as well as Afghanistan. Of the six backdoors identified on infected systems, five have been used earlier in attacks attributed to APT TA428.