Every year, the Chaos Communication Congress summons hackers from around the globe, this time again in Hamburg. The four days between Christmas and New year are packed with talks, workshops and events all over the location at the CCH.
This is our latest summary of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity, focusing on events that we observed during Q1 2022.
We recently discovered a Trojanized DeFi application that was compiled in November 2021. This application contains a legitimate program called DeFi Wallet that saves and manages a cryptocurrency wallet, but also implants a full-featured backdoor.
At the end of 2021, we inspected UEFI firmware that was tampered with to embed a malicious code we dub MoonBounce. In this report we describe how the MoonBounce implant works and how it is connected to APT41.
It appears that BlueNoroff shifted focus from hitting banks and SWIFT-connected servers to solely cryptocurrency businesses as the main source of the group’s illegal income.