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SolarMarker Malware Evolves to Resist Takedown Attempts with Multi-Tiered Infrastructure

SolarMarker Malware Evolves to Resist Takedown Attempts with Multi-Tiered Infrastructure

May 21, 2024 Data Breach / Malware
The persistent threat actors behind the  SolarMarker  information-stealing malware have established a multi-tiered infrastructure to complicate law enforcement takedown efforts, new findings from Recorded Future show. "The core of SolarMarker's operations is its layered infrastructure, which consists of at least two clusters: a primary one for active operations and a secondary one likely used for testing new strategies or targeting specific regions or industries," the company  said  in a report published last week. "This separation enhances the malware's ability to adapt and respond to countermeasures, making it particularly difficult to eradicate." SolarMarker , known by the names Deimos, Jupyter Infostealer, Polazert, and Yellow Cockatoo, is a sophisticated threat that has  exhibited a continuous evolution  since its emergence in September 2020. It has the capability to steal data from several web browsers and cryptocurrency wallets, as well as target
Foxit PDF Reader Flaw Exploited by Hackers to Deliver Diverse Malware Arsenal

Foxit PDF Reader Flaw Exploited by Hackers to Deliver Diverse Malware Arsenal

May 20, 2024 Vulnerability / Malware
Multiple threat actors are weaponizing a design flaw in Foxit PDF Reader to deliver a variety of malware such as Agent Tesla, AsyncRAT, DCRat, NanoCore RAT, NjRAT, Pony, Remcos RAT, and XWorm. "This exploit triggers security warnings that could deceive unsuspecting users into executing harmful commands," Check Point  said  in a technical report. "This exploit has been used by multiple threat actors, from e-crime to espionage." It's worth noting that Adobe Acrobat Reader – which is more prevalent in sandboxes or antivirus solutions – is not susceptible to this specific exploit, thus contributing to the campaign's low detection rate. The issue stems from the fact that the application shows "OK" as the default selected option in a pop-up when users are asked to trust the document prior to enabling certain features to avoid potential security risks. Once a user clicks OK, they are displayed a second pop-up warning that the file is about to execute
Cyber Criminals Exploit GitHub and FileZilla to Deliver Malware Cocktail

Cyber Criminals Exploit GitHub and FileZilla to Deliver Malware Cocktail

May 20, 2024 Malvertising / Cryptocurrency
A "multi-faceted campaign" has been observed abusing legitimate services like GitHub and FileZilla to deliver an array of stealer malware and banking trojans such as Atomic (aka AMOS), Vidar, Lumma (aka LummaC2), and Octo by impersonating credible software like 1Password, Bartender 5, and Pixelmator Pro. "The presence of multiple malware variants suggests a broad cross-platform targeting strategy, while the overlapping C2 infrastructure points to a centralized command setup — possibly increasing the efficiency of the attacks," Recorded Future's Insikt Group  said  in a report. The cybersecurity firm, which is tracking the activity under the moniker GitCaught, said the campaign not only highlights the misuse of authentic internet services to orchestrate cyber attacks, but also the reliance on multiple malware variants targeting Android, macOS, and Windows to increase the success rate. Attack chains entail the use of fake profiles and repositories on GitHub,
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What's the Right EDR for You?

What's the Right EDR for You?

May 10, 2024Endpoint Security / Threat Detection
A guide to finding the right endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution for your business' unique needs. Cybersecurity has become an ongoing battle between hackers and small- and mid-sized businesses. Though perimeter security measures like antivirus and firewalls have traditionally served as the frontlines of defense, the battleground has shifted to endpoints. This is why endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions now serve as critical weapons in the fight, empowering you and your organization to detect known and unknown threats, respond to them quickly, and extend the cybersecurity fight across all phases of an attack.  With the growing need to defend your devices from today's cyber threats, however, choosing the right EDR solution can be a daunting task. There are so many options and features to choose from, and not all EDR solutions are made with everyday businesses and IT teams in mind. So how do you pick the best solution for your needs? Why EDR Is a Must Because of
Latrodectus Malware Loader Emerges as IcedID's Successor in Phishing Campaigns

Latrodectus Malware Loader Emerges as IcedID's Successor in Phishing Campaigns

May 20, 2024 Cyber Attack / Malware
Cybersecurity researchers have observed a spike in email phishing campaigns starting early March 2024 that delivers  Latrodectus , a nascent malware loader believed to be the successor to the IcedID malware. "These campaigns typically involve a recognizable infection chain involving oversized JavaScript files that utilize WMI's ability to invoke msiexec.exe and install a remotely-hosted MSI file, remotely hosted on a WEBDAV share," Elastic Security Labs researchers Daniel Stepanic and Samir Bousseaden  said . Latrodectus comes with standard capabilities that are typically expected of malware designed to deploy additional payloads such as QakBot, DarkGate, and  PikaBot , allowing threat actors to conduct various post-exploitation activities. An analysis of the latest Latrodectus artifacts has revealed an extensive focus on enumeration and execution as well as the incorporation of a self-delete technique to delete running files. The malware, besides masquerading as lib
Grandoreiro Banking Trojan Resurfaces, Targeting Over 1,500 Banks Worldwide

Grandoreiro Banking Trojan Resurfaces, Targeting Over 1,500 Banks Worldwide

May 19, 2024 Banking Troja / Email Security
The threat actors behind the Windows-based  Grandoreiro  banking trojan have returned in a global campaign since March 2024 following a law enforcement takedown in January. The large-scale phishing attacks, likely facilitated by other cybercriminals via a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) model, target over 1,500 banks across the world, spanning more than 60 countries in Central and South America, Africa, Europe, and the Indo-Pacific, IBM X-Force said. While  Grandoreiro  is known primarily for its focus in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, the expansion is likely a shift in strategy after attempts to  shut down its infrastructure  by Brazilian authorities. Going hand-in-hand with the broader targeting footprint are significant improvements to the malware itself, which indicates active development. "Analysis of the malware revealed major updates within the string decryption and domain generating algorithm (DGA), as well as the ability to use Microsoft Outlook clients on infected
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