APT28, also known as Sofacy Group is an (in)famous threat actor. It is a cyber espionage group believed to have ties to the Russian government. Likely operating since 2007, the group is known to target government, military, and security organizations and it has been characterized as an advanced persistent threat over the past years from […]
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The ransomware builders remind me old times, where Nukes and Exploiters were freely available on the underground communities, when few clicks were enough to bypass many AV vendors and attackers were activists or single people challenging the system. Nowadays the way the “builders” are developed and the way the criminality is abusing them to generate […]
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On April 2021, one of the most known Ransomware Gang called Babuk, decided to change the way they ask for ransom: no more double extortion, no more file encryption but just data exfiltration and a later announcement in case of no deal with the victim. It’s a nice move forward for a Ransomware Gang that, […]
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Reverse Engineering is one of the most clear path to study Malware and Threat Attribution, by RE you are intimately observe in the developer mind figuring out techniques and, from time to time, even intents. My current role as a CEO of a mid-sized organization (thousands of people) tries to keep me away from RE, […]
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Before getting in the following Blog Post I would suggest you to read the “Part 1” of MuddyWater Binder Project which is available HERE, where you might contestualize the Code Highlights. Source Code Highlights Now it’s time to get into more core pieces of code. Let’s start with the file ConnectionHandler.cswhich is implementing the logic […]
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After serveral months (actually 15) from the Cybersecurity Observatory launch (you can find it HERE) I experienced a huge increment of classified Malware from the end of January 2021. The following picture shows how the average samples frequency is just more than twice if compared to the beginning of the month and to the past […]
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Today Yoroi released its last cybersecurity report (available HERE). Following I am copying one of its chapters to give you a little flawor about what you can get for free by downloading it ! Hope you might like its contents. The volume of the malicious code produced and disseminated in the wild is constantly increasing. […]
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Detection is a key point in threat hunting. During the past few weeks, stright in the middle of the winter “holidays” (well, maybe if you live in a place where no COVID-19 lockdown was involved), many people re/started a studying program on cybersecurity. Some of them wrote to me asking if there is a way […]
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Once upon a time the Malware, the main actor in the entire infection chain. A single file, once executed it was able to perform the tasks it was designed for, forcing the target machine into victim by taking control or simply execuritying desired (sometime priviledged) commands. In 2010, during my PhD studies, I was already […]
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