Lab Matters: ROP Techniques in Exploit Kits

In this edition of the Lab Matters webcast, Kaspersky Lab’s senior anti-malware researcher Kurt Baumgartner discusses the use of ROP (return-oriented programming) techniques in vulnerability exploit packs. Baumgartner talks about how exploit packs and infected web sites launch drive-by attacks and provides a glimpse at the obfuscation tricks used by cyber-criminals.

Lab Matters: ROP Techniques in Exploit Kits

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APT trends report Q3 2021

The APT trends reports are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. This is our latest installment, focusing on activities that we observed during Q3 2021.

Lyceum group reborn

According to older public researches, Lyceum conducted operations against organizations in the energy and telecommunications sectors across the Middle East. In 2021, we have been able to identify a new cluster of the group’s activity, focused on two entities in Tunisia.

GhostEmperor: From ProxyLogon to kernel mode

While investigating a recent rise of attacks against Exchange servers, we noticed a recurring cluster of activity that appeared in several distinct compromised networks. With a long-standing operation, high profile victims, advanced toolset and no affinity to a known threat actor, we decided to dub the cluster GhostEmperor.

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