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Vidar Malware Using New Tactics to Evade Detection and Anonymize Activities

Vidar Malware Using New Tactics to Evade Detection and Anonymize Activities

Jun 15, 2023 Malware / Cyber Threat
The threat actors behind the  Vidar malware  have made changes to their backend infrastructure, indicating attempts to retool and conceal their online trail in response to public disclosures about their modus operandi. "Vidar threat actors continue to rotate their backend IP infrastructure, favoring providers in Moldova and Russia," cybersecurity company Team Cymru said in a new analysis shared with The Hacker News. Vidar  is a commercial information stealer that's known to be active since late 2018. It's also a fork of another stealer malware called  Arkei  and is offered for sale between $130 and $750 depending on the subscription tier. Typically delivered through phishing campaigns and sites advertising cracked software, the malware comes with a wide range of capabilities to harvest sensitive information from infected hosts. Vidar has also been  observed  to be distributed via rogue Google Ads and a malware loader dubbed Bumblebee. Team Cymru, in a  report  
Raccoon and Vidar Stealers Spreading via Massive Network of Fake Cracked Software

Raccoon and Vidar Stealers Spreading via Massive Network of Fake Cracked Software

Jan 16, 2023 Data Security / Cyber Threat
A "large and resilient infrastructure" comprising over 250 domains is being used to distribute information-stealing malware such as  Raccoon  and  Vidar  since early 2020. The infection chain "uses about a hundred of fake cracked software catalogue websites that redirect to several links before downloading the payload hosted on file share platforms, such as GitHub," cybersecurity firm SEKOIA  said  in an analysis published earlier this month. The French cybersecurity company assessed the domains to be operated by a threat actor running a traffic direction system ( TDS ), which allows other cybercriminals to rent the service to distribute their malware. The attacks target users searching for cracked versions of software and games on search engines like Google, surfacing fraudulent websites on top by leveraging a technique called search engine optimization (SEO) poisoning to lure victims into downloading and executing the malicious payloads. The poisoned result
Code Keepers: Mastering Non-Human Identity Management

Code Keepers: Mastering Non-Human Identity Management

Apr 12, 2024DevSecOps / Identity Management
Identities now transcend human boundaries. Within each line of code and every API call lies a non-human identity. These entities act as programmatic access keys, enabling authentication and facilitating interactions among systems and services, which are essential for every API call, database query, or storage account access. As we depend on multi-factor authentication and passwords to safeguard human identities, a pressing question arises: How do we guarantee the security and integrity of these non-human counterparts? How do we authenticate, authorize, and regulate access for entities devoid of life but crucial for the functioning of critical systems? Let's break it down. The challenge Imagine a cloud-native application as a bustling metropolis of tiny neighborhoods known as microservices, all neatly packed into containers. These microservices function akin to diligent worker bees, each diligently performing its designated task, be it processing data, verifying credentials, or
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