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New Banking Trojan CHAVECLOAK Targets Brazilian Users via Phishing Tactics

New Banking Trojan CHAVECLOAK Targets Brazilian Users via Phishing Tactics

Mar 11, 2024 Phishing Attack / Mobile Security
Users in Brazil are the target of a new banking trojan known as  CHAVECLOAK  that's propagated via phishing emails bearing PDF attachments. "This intricate attack involves the PDF downloading a ZIP file and subsequently utilizing DLL side-loading techniques to execute the final malware," Fortinet FortiGuard Labs researcher Cara Lin  said . The attack chain involves the use of contract-themed DocuSign lures to trick users into opening PDF files containing a button to read and sign the documents. In reality, clicking the button leads to the retrieval of an installer file from a remote link that's shortened using the Goo.su URL shortening service. Present within the installer is an executable named "Lightshot.exe" that leverages DLL side-loading to load "Lightshot.dll," which is the CHAVECLOAK malware that facilitates the theft of sensitive information. This includes gathering system metadata and running checks to determine whether the compromis
Experts Uncover Malware Attacks Targeting Corporate Networks in Latin America

Experts Uncover Malware Attacks Targeting Corporate Networks in Latin America

Jul 08, 2021
Cybersecurity researchers on Thursday took the wraps off a new, ongoing espionage campaign targeting corporate networks in Spanish-speaking countries, specifically Venezuela, to spy on its victims. Dubbed " Bandidos " by ESET owing to the use of an upgraded variant of Bandook malware, the primary targets of the threat actor are corporate networks in the South American country spanning across manufacturing, construction, healthcare, software services, and retail sectors. Written in both Delphi and C++,  Bandook  has a history of being sold as a commercial remote access trojan (RAT) dating all the way back to 2005. Since then, numerous variants have emerged on the threat landscape and put to use in different surveillance campaigns in 2015 and 2017, allegedly by a cyber-mercenary group known as Dark Caracal on behalf of government interests in Kazakhstan and Lebanon. In a continuing resurgence of the Bandook Trojan, Check Point last year  disclosed  three new samples — one
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