Spam and phishing mail

Vacation time greetings

For many of you, once again it’s vacation time. While you are sitting on the beach and enjoying the sun in Ibiza or Sorrento, your friends at home may be receiving infected e-cards from you.

During the past days, we’ve intercepted a number of fake mailings which purportedly come from various e-card systems, such as Hallmark. Few examples:

Link points to a Backdoor.IRC.Zapchast package

Link points to

They all seem to be following the same pattern – an URL is included which leads to a malicious file, usually a downloader. Once you get to run it on your system, it brings more malware which will eventually turn your computer into a spam sending zombie.

So if you send a greeting to your friends at home, consider using an old fashioned postcard. Besides being a lot safer, I think it’s also more personal!

Wishing you happy and malware free vacations!

Vacation time greetings

Your email address will not be published.



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.

Lazarus Trojanized DeFi app for delivering malware

We recently discovered a Trojanized DeFi application that was compiled in November 2021. This application contains a legitimate program called DeFi Wallet that saves and manages a cryptocurrency wallet, but also implants a full-featured backdoor.

MoonBounce: the dark side of UEFI firmware

At the end of 2021, we inspected UEFI firmware that was tampered with to embed a malicious code we dub MoonBounce. In this report we describe how the MoonBounce implant works and how it is connected to APT41.

Subscribe to our weekly e-mails

The hottest research right in your inbox