Malware descriptions

First MS Access Virus celebrates seventh birthday

As new Microsoft products gained popularity, new viruses attacked the new applications. Access was no exception. Virus.MSAccess.AccessiV struck 7 years ago.

The virus replaces the Autoexec script in databases (macro in Access terms), and copies additional macros (module in Access terms) to database. Read More

Today this is history, since we rarely, if ever, see malware targetting MS Access anymore. And any reputable AV solution will undoubtedly protect users from this ancient virus.

First MS Access Virus celebrates seventh birthday

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The SessionManager IIS backdoor

In early 2022, we investigated an IIS backdoor called SessionManager. It has been used against NGOs, government, military and industrial organizations in Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

APT ToddyCat

ToddyCat is a relatively new APT actor responsible for multiple sets of attacks against high-profile entities in Europe and Asia. Its main distinctive signs are two formerly unknown tools that we call ‘Samurai backdoor’ and ‘Ninja Trojan’.

WinDealer dealing on the side

We have discovered that malware dubbed WinDealer, spread by Chinese-speaking APT actor LuoYu, has an ability to perform intrusions through a man-on-the-side attack.

APT trends report Q1 2022

This is our latest summary of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity, focusing on events that we observed during Q1 2022.

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