Nowadays, cybercriminals have a thousand and one ways of creating and spreading ransomware. However, those fighting ransomware are not standing still either. In fact, we have two pieces of good news to share with you.
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.