Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2022
Emotet is back and delivers payloads like IcedID and Bumblebee

The Emotet malware is back and experts warn of a high-volume malspam campaign delivering payloads like IcedID and Bumblebee. Proofpoint researchers warn of the return of the Emotet malware, in early November the experts observed a high-volume malspam campaign delivering payloads like IcedID and Bumblebee. The Emotet banking trojan has been active at least since 2014, the botnet is […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 12, 2022
New Nerbian RAT spreads via malspam campaigns using COVID-19

Researchers spotted a new remote access trojan, named Nerbian RAT, which implements sophisticated evasion and anti-analysis techniques. Researchers from Proofpoint discovered a new remote access trojan called Nerbian RAT that implements sophisticated anti-analysis and anti-reversing capabilities. The malware spreads via malspam campaigns using COVID-19 and World Health Organization (WHO) themes. The name of the RAT […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 16, 2021
Russia-Linked TA505 targets financial institutions in a new malspam campaign

Russia-linked TA505 group leverages a lightweight Office file to spread malware in a campaign, tracked as MirrorBlast, aimed at financial institutions. Russia-linked APT group TA505 (e.g. Evil Corp) is leveraging a lightweight Office file in a new malware campaign, tracked as MirrorBlast, targeting financial institutions in multiple geographies. TA505 hacking group has been active since 2014 […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 10, 2021
Kaseya warns customers of ongoing malspam campaign posing as security updates

Threat actors are conducting a spam campaign aimed at infecting Kaseya customers, posing as legitimate VSA security updates Kaseya is warning customers of threat actors attempting to exploit the recent massive supply chain ransomware attack suffered by the company. The software provider is warning of an ongoing malspam campaign aimed at delivering malware into their […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 09, 2021
Hackers use a new technique in malspam attacks to disable Macro security warnings in weaponized docs

Threat actors have devised a new trick to disable macro security warning that leverage non-malicious docs in malspam attacks. Most of the malspam campaigns leverage weaponized Microsoft Office documents and social engineering techniques to trick recipients into enabling the macros. Now experts from McAfee Labs warn of a novel technique used by threat actors that […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2021
Malspam campaign uses icon files to delivers NanoCore RAT

Researchers at Trustwave spotted a new malspam campaign that is abusing icon files to trick victims into installing the NanoCore Trojan.  Researchers at Trustwave have spoted a new malspam campaign that is abusing icon files to trick victims into executing the NanoCore remote access Trojan.  The emails use a .zipx file attachment, a .zipx file is a […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 06, 2021
Fake Trump sex video used to spread QNode RAT

Researchers uncovered a malspam campaign that spreads the QNode remote access Trojan (RAT) using fake Trump’s sex scandal video as bait. Security experts from Trustwave uncovered a malspam campaign that is delivering the QNode remote access Trojan (RAT) using fake Trump’s sex scandal video as bait. The spam messages use the subject “GOOD LOAN OFFER!!” […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 23, 2020
Silent Night Zeus botnet available for sale in underground forums

Experts reported the existence of a botnet, tracked as Silent Night based on the Zeus banking Trojan that is available for sale in several underground forums. This week researchers from Malwarebytes and HYAS published a report that included technical details on a recently discovered botnet, tracked as Silent Night, being distributed via the RIG exploit kit and COVID-19 malspam […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2020
Microsoft spotted multiple malspam campaigns using malware-laced ISO and IMG files

Microsoft warns of threat actors targeting organizations with malware-laced ISO and IMG files aimed at delivering a remote access trojan. Microsoft advanced machine learning threat detection models detected multiple malspam campaigns distributing malware-laced ISO. Last week experts from Microsoft detected a COVID-19-themed spam campaign, the messages are crafted to trick users into downloading and mounting […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 18, 2020
Trickbot is the most prolific malware operation using COVID-19 themed lures

TrickBot is the malware that most of all is involved in COVID-19-themed attacks, Microsoft’s Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) data reveals. The analysis of Microsoft Office 365 ATP data revealed that TrickBot is, at the moment, the malware operation with the highest number of unique COVID-19-themed malicious emails and attachments. Microsoft experts revealed that this campaign […]