In this blog, we will present some findings on how NanoCore RAT 184.108.40.206 is actively being delivered in new and different ways that we discovered at Morphisec Labs in the last couple of months. Specifically, we will focus on the sophisticated fileless methods for delivering the RAT without touching the disk.Read More
This week, headlines blew up with warnings of a design flaw in the CTF subsystem (msctf) of the Windows Text Services Framework that affects all current Windows systems and those going back as far as twenty years.Read More
During the period of March to May 2019, Morphisec Labs observed a new, highly sophisticated variant of the ShellTea / PunchBuggy backdoor malware that attempted to infiltrate a number of machines within the network of a customer in the hotel-entertainment industry. It is believed that the malware was deployed as a result of several phishing attempts.Read More
Hworm/njRAT is a Remote Access Tool (RAT) that first appeared in 2013 in targeted attacks against the international energy industry, primarily in the Middle East. It was soon commoditized and is now part of a constantly evolving family of RATs that pop-up in various new formats. Today we see this attack employed on a regular basis as part of widespread spam phishing campaigns - if successful, Hworm gives the attacker complete control of the victim’s system. Morphisec Labs recently observed a new version with a minor modification to its obfuscation technique.Read More
Over the past two weeks, Morphisec Labs has identified an increase in AVE_MARIA malware infecting victims through a variety of phishing methods. One of the downloader components and C2 metadata are similar to those we saw in the Orcus RAT attacks last month and we believe they are by the same threat actor.Read More
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