Opinion

Viruses coming aboard?

A user asked us this weekend how to cure a virus, which “infected the onboard computers of automobiles Lexus LX470, LS430, Landcruiser 100 via a cell phone.”

We haven’t been able to trace whether or not Toyota/Lexus uses Symbian in their onboard electronics so far. However, we do know that car manufacturers are integrating existing operating systems into their onboard computers (take the Fiat and Microsoft deal, for instance).

If infected mobile devices are scary, just thinking about an infected onboard computer …

I get nervous even thinking about our virus lab budget and the test stand size.

BTW, does anyone out there have any idea of which OS is installed in A-380 onboard stuff?

Viruses coming aboard?

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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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