Incidents

Patriot on the loose

A new variant in the Zafi (“HAZAFI” means “patriot” in hungarian) family started to spread earlier today and seems to be propagating pretty fast. Currently, Zafi.D is number one in the stats at http://virus.freemail.hu/, a position earned in just a few hours.

Detection for Email-Worm.Win32.Zafi.d was delivered at around 9am Moscow time(GMT+3) in one of the morning’s antivirus database updates.

Patriot on the loose

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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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