Publications

Happy Birthday! to the IBM PC

It’s 25 years today since the arrival of the IBM PC. The PC not only radically changed homes and businesses across the globe, but the way we live our lives, shop, and even interact with each other. Many of the changes have been for the better.

That said, it’s hardly surprising that we, as a security company, are also conscious of the flip side of this particular coin. If something can be used, it can be misused. The proliferation of the IBM PC and its many compatibles (some more compatible than others) has made ever increasing numbers of users vulnerable to malicious code. 25 years of the PC, 21 years of malware for the PC!

Happy Birthday! to the IBM PC

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Reports

The leap of a Cycldek-related threat actor

The investigation described in this article started with one such file which caught our attention due to the various improvements it brought to this well-known infection vector.

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.

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