Malware descriptions

Choose your preferred Fake AV

Isn’t it great when your forecasts come true? Well, sometimes. But maybe not this time. Today I found a malicious site specially designed to fake three antivirus brands. Kaspersky is top of the list. So, what does it look like?

In the past we’ve seen Rogue AV websites using fake screenshots made with templates but without any real interaction with the user PC. These fakes didn’t claim to find any infections – the victim was simply ripped off after paying for a useless product. Now, though, we’ve found a new version where the Fake AV simulates the results of a malware search.

So, how does the infection happen? There is a dropper (Trojan.Win32.Scar.fdiz) which downloads the Fake GUI required by the scam. The query is built with this rule:

http://X.X.X.X/fakeav/interface.php?av=[Anti-Virus GUI name]&lang=en

Here is the list of the files / brands on this Fake AV server:

Choose your preferred Fake AV

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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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