Tag: Advanced Threat Research

This blog was written with support and contributions provided by Asheer Maholtra, Jessica Saavedra Morales, and Thomas Roccia. McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) analysts have discovered an aggressive Bitcoin-stealing phishing campaign by the international cybercrime group Lazarus that uses sophisticated malware with long-term impact. This new campaign, dubbed HaoBao, resumes Lazarus’ previous phishing emails, posed ...
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UPDATE (Feb. 12, 2018): A new variant of the original file-less implant appeared on Feb. 5, 2018, indicating the attack has resumed. The new variant has the same author and metadata as the original documents discovered in December, as well as a nearly identical implant. A key difference, however, is the attackers leveraged hacked servers is ...
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In our recent research, we interviewed the actors behind ransomware campaigns. One of the interesting findings was cybercriminals seemed to have a sense of absolute safety when conducting criminal operations. Cybercrime is an area of crime like no other, perceived as low-risk with high returns, which contributes greatly to its rapid growth. Today, with the ...
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