Publications

National Identity Fraud Prevention Week

This week is National Identity Fraud Prevention Week here in the UK. The initiative has been launched by a group of agencies, including the Metropolitan Police, CIFAS the UK Fraud Prevention Service, the Federation of Small Businesses, Callcredit, Experian, Equifax, Crimestoppers, Identity and Passport Service and Fellowes.

This campaign is designed to raise awareness of the problem and provide guidance to businesses and individuals about the steps they can take to combat identity fraud. The web site includes an online test designed to help you assess your risk to identity fraud and a range of download material.

Clearly, ‘user awareness’ is only part of the solution to online fraud, but it’s an important one. A recent GetSafeOnline report suggests that more than a fifth of UK users fear cyber crime more than they do domestic burglary. So any initiative designed to raise awareness about the potential problem and solutions is welcome.

National Identity Fraud Prevention Week

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Reports

APT trends report Q2 2021

This is our latest summary of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity, focusing on significant events that we observed during Q2 2021: attacks against Microsoft Exchange servers, APT29 and APT31 activities, targeting campaigns, etc.

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.

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