Not just Twitter, Jaiku too

Yesterday Arbor Networks reported that malware (which we detect as Trojan-Banker.Win32.Banker.alwa and Trojan-Banker.Win32.Banker.alwe) was using Twitter as a control system to command infected machines.

But it’s not just Twitter being used by this malware, but Jaiku as well.

You might never have heard of Jaiku, but it’s very similar to Twitter. And it’s being used in the same way, with someone sending commands encrypted in Base64 to an account:

Decrypting some lines we can see two links:************

that lead to a page with more Base64 code:

This code gets downloaded by the malware, decrypted and saved as an infection component, updating the malware sitting on compromised machines.

So Brazilian cybercriminals are right on the money when it comes to finding new attack vectors; although Jaiku isn’t anywhere near as popular as Twitter, this attack shows they’re out to find as many victims as they can.

Not just Twitter, Jaiku too

Your email address will not be published.



The SessionManager IIS backdoor

In early 2022, we investigated an IIS backdoor called SessionManager. It has been used against NGOs, government, military and industrial organizations in Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

APT ToddyCat

ToddyCat is a relatively new APT actor responsible for multiple sets of attacks against high-profile entities in Europe and Asia. Its main distinctive signs are two formerly unknown tools that we call ‘Samurai backdoor’ and ‘Ninja Trojan’.

WinDealer dealing on the side

We have discovered that malware dubbed WinDealer, spread by Chinese-speaking APT actor LuoYu, has an ability to perform intrusions through a man-on-the-side attack.

APT trends report Q1 2022

This is our latest summary of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity, focusing on events that we observed during Q1 2022.

Subscribe to our weekly e-mails

The hottest research right in your inbox