Recently (On March 18 2023 at 23:44), a new malspam campaign has been observed in the wild ( HERE ), which caused a significant amount of concern. This campaign is designed to distribute malicious emails, which contain a harmful payload that can infect a user’s system, steal sensitive information, or launch other types of attacks. […]
During talks and presentations people often ask me how do I remember so many names, different “artifacts” (a.k.a Malware) and groups. I actually ended up with a “hemmm … well… actually I just remember them since I read and write a lot about cyber threats”. So here it comes the Malware Family CheatSheet. This work […]
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I believe books can change a live. I do also believe that Artificial Intelligence might change the way we are working, improving, studying and interacting with each other. So why do not fit them together in an unique place ? Introducing Amazing Books Podcast, the first fully AI generated podcast on amazing books. I do […]
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Inroduction ChatGPT or more generally speaking OpenAI is an incredible tool. It is a spectacular instrument helping people in many different fields, it helps people to summarize text, to produce poem, to build images and music, to answer to difficult questions and to automatize complex processes. So I decided to dedicate an entire blog-post to […]
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During the past 4 months Microsoft Onenote file format has been (ab)used as Malware carrier by different criminal groups. While the main infection vector is still on eMail side – so nothing really relevant to write on – the used techniques, the templates and the implemented code to inoculate Malware changed a lot. So it […]
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Initial Access Brokers (IAB) are still the main way cyber criminals use to get access to their next target, but in 2022, as never before, I saw an increment of exploited vulnerabilities used by threat actors as initial vector or escalation vector. This behavior highlights the rise of a new skill-set belonging with specific actors […]
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Introduction Today I’d like to share a quick analysis initiated during a threat hunting process. The first observable was found during hunting process over OSINT sources, the entire infrastructure was still up and running during the analyses as well as malicious payload were downloadable. Analysis My first observable was a zipped text file compressing a […]
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Introduction Phishing kits are tools that dark side experts provide to the community of criminal phishers to facilitate the construction of malicious Web sites. As these kitsevolve in sophistication, providers of Web-based services need to keep pace withcontinuous complexity. Today I am proud to introduce a long time research that Andrea Venturi, Michele Colajanni, Giorgio […]
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Introduction System calls are the ultimate high-level atomic actions that Malware writers might control. System calls sequences are the defacto ultimate way to divide behaviors between good and bad. For example the system call “encrypt” could be used by a privacy oriented software to encrypt content before shipping-it to a cloud storage or it could […]
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Today a simple update from my Cyber Threats Observatory (available HERE). Six months of this crazy year are over and it’s time to check some cyber threats trends. Once upon a time there was Emotet. It was on the TOP 5 on every ranking list, it reached the 5th epoch and it was able to […]
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