Incidents

Lycos shuts down MLNS project

After having heard rumours for the past few days, we have now received confirmation that Lycos have shut down their “Make Love Not Spam” project.

Lycos have received a lot of criticism concerning this project, so this move doesn’t come as a surprise.

Personally, I think that this is for the best. I don’t doubt that Lycos had good intentions, but this simply isn’t the right way to try and solve the spam problem.

Lycos shuts down MLNS project

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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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