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On this day in history … the birth of the network worm

This day in 1988 saw the birth of the network worm. The Morris worm was launched on 2 November 1988 and quickly spread across the 6,000+ vulnerable computers then connected to the Internet.

Today we take it for granted that security is of prime importance to anyone managing a system connected to the Internet and it’s hard to imagine a time when this was not the case. The Morris worm was one of the first incidents to highlight the need for security in general and the importance of patching vulnerable systems in particular.

On this day in history … the birth of the network worm

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Reports

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.

Operation TunnelSnake

A newly discovered rootkit that we dub ‘Moriya’ is used by an unknown actor to deploy passive backdoors on public facing servers, facilitating the creation of a covert C&C communication channel through which they can be silently controlled. The victims are located in Africa, South and South-East Asia.

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