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 […]Read more "APT28 SKINNYBOY: Cheat Sheet"
Ransomware are today very effective and they cause serious problems in many companies, we hear almost everyday entire businesses under ransom and companies who loose turnover and opportunities since have no available data to deal with. For such a reson I feel like I have to contribute in somehow to the community by giving what […]Read more "CONTI Ransomware: Cheat Sheet"
I received the “call” at the end of 2020 but my second TEDx was on late August 2021. It was a super, incredible wonderfull experience in where I met corgeos people and great professionals. I took this experience like a “summer project” and in three months I was able to deliver my speach. Great mentors […]Read more "Arts in digital defence"
I wrote several times about code obfuscation on my personal blog over the past 10 years, but this time I’d like to underline a different aspect of it, and a novel (at least for the best of my knowledge) approach to deal with deobfuscation. First of all let me remind that code obfuscation is not […]Read more "Program Synthesis for Deobfuscation"
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 […]Read more "Paradise Ransomware: The Builder"
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, […]Read more "Babuk Ransomware: The Builder"
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, […]Read more "The Allegedly Ryuk Ransomware builder: #RyukJoke"
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 […]Read more "MuddyWater: Binder Project (Part 2)"
According to Lab Dookhtegan, which you migth remeber him/their from HERE, HERE and HERE, Binder is a project related to IRGC cyber espionage group build for trojenize google apps (APK). The application “trojenization” is a well-known process which takes as input a good APK and a code to inject (a RAT, for example). The system […]Read more "MuddyWater: Binder Project (Part 1)"
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 […]Read more "Malware Family Surface 2021 (Q1)"