Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy…

While everybody’s busy watching the Nyxem.e sittuation around the world, the virus writers are hardly taking any break.

For the past two days we’ve been tracking an increase in the number of samples up to the point that it is now topping our malware statistics.

It is worth noting that out of the couple hundred different malware which have been spreading quite well using e-mail during 2005, 25% have been Bagle variants. More 2005 statistics in an upcoming report from KL.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy…

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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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