Events

Fifth e-Crime Congress in UK

I’m just back from the fifth e-Crime Congress in London. This event promotes international co-operation – and provides an opportunity to discuss how to stem the growing tide of cyber crime. Speakers and participants included law enforcement professionals from around the world, members of various national governements, and representatives from the worlds of business and IT security.

Our contribution was a presentation on crimeware and some thoughts on the possible impact of Web 2.0. There’s been a massive increase in social networking web sites, such as LinkedIn, MySpace etc. Many of them have a huge number of users uploading personal information, making such sites a juicy target for cyber criminals. It’s got to be a priority to have co-ordinated, effective measures in place before the explosion in social networking sites before the inevitable corresponding explosion in cybercrime.

Fifth e-Crime Congress in UK

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Reports

Lazarus targets defense industry with ThreatNeedle

In mid-2020, we realized that Lazarus was launching attacks on the defense industry using the ThreatNeedle cluster, an advanced malware cluster of Manuscrypt (a.k.a. NukeSped). While investigating this activity, we were able to observe the complete life cycle of an attack, uncovering more technical details and links to the group’s other campaigns.

Sunburst backdoor – code overlaps with Kazuar

While looking at the Sunburst backdoor, we discovered several features that overlap with a previously identified backdoor known as Kazuar. Our observations shows that Kazuar was used together with Turla tools during multiple breaches in past years.

Lazarus covets COVID-19-related intelligence

As the COVID-19 crisis grinds on, some threat actors are trying to speed up vaccine development by any means available. We have found evidence that the Lazarus group is going after intelligence that could help these efforts by attacking entities related to COVID-19 research.

Sunburst: connecting the dots in the DNS requests

We matched private and public DNS data for the SUNBURST-malware root C2 domain with the CNAME records, to identify who was targeted for further exploitation. In total, we analyzed 1722 DNS records, leading to 1026 unique target name parts and 964 unique UIDs.

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