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As part of our general information sharing activity, we have launched a series of webcasts on YouTube. I will be hosting a lot of them, so I thought I would let you know we’ve begun.

In this first webcast Costin and Magnus join me in discussing targeted attacks today – what they are, how to prevent them and how to mitigate if the attacks do succeed after all. Who should listen? Well, clearly IT staff for starters.

However, targeted attacks affect all of us – because the main attack vector is through social engineering This means that every single person employed by a company under attack – is a potential entry point.

So – take 5 minutes and listen to Costin, Magnus and myself and let us know what you think – was it useful? Do you have further questions? Do you have other topics you would like to hear about?

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Reports

LuminousMoth APT: Sweeping attacks for the chosen few

We recently came across unusual APT activity that was detected in high volumes, albeit most likely aimed at a few targets of interest. Further analysis revealed that the actor, which we dubbed LuminousMoth, shows an affinity to the HoneyMyte group, otherwise known as Mustang Panda.

WildPressure targets the macOS platform

We found new malware samples used in WildPressure campaigns: newer version of the C++ Milum Trojan, a corresponding VBScript variant with the same version number, and a Python script working on both Windows and macOS.

Ferocious Kitten: 6 years of covert surveillance in Iran

Ferocious Kitten is an APT group that has been targeting Persian-speaking individuals in Iran. Some of the TTPs used by this threat actor are reminiscent of other groups, such as Domestic Kitten and Rampant Kitten. In this report we aim to provide more details on these findings.

Andariel evolves to target South Korea with ransomware

In April 2021, we observed a suspicious Word document with a Korean file name and decoy. It revealed a novel infection scheme and an unfamiliar payload. After a deep analysis, we came to a conclusion: the Andariel group was behind these attacks.

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