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Posted by Arnold Osipov on June 2, 2020

Introduction:

Morphisec has been tracking an uptick in the delivery of Ursnif/Gozi during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, we have noticed a significant spike both in numbers and sophistication. The latest delivery methods will many times involve old-school Excel 4.0 macro functionality, which historically is a blind spot for AV detection as it has nothing to do with the VBA macro engine and is integrated as part of the workbook. INQUEST reported the use of similar techniques as part of a Zloader delivery campaign. Interestingly, in the latest campaign, it looks like the malware writers removed the image from the Excel document to avoid OCR heuristic detection following the INQUEST article.

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Posted by Harsha Cheruku on April 15, 2020

During the first week of March, Morphisec intercepted and prevented an advanced Lokibot delivery campaign on some of its customers in the financial sector. While Lokibot has been lately reported to be delivered via impersonation of a known game launcher, previously it was also delivered through advanced AutoIt obfuscated Frenchy shellcode.

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Posted by Arnold Osipov on April 2, 2020

 

Guloader is a downloader that has been widely used from December 2019. Several security researchers have identified the downloader in the wild, signifying that it has quickly gained popularity among threat actors. When it first appeared, GuLoader was used to download Parallax RAT, but has been applied to other remote access trojans and info-stealers such as Netwire, FormBook, and Tesla.

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Posted by Arnold Osipov on March 18, 2020

Following the increase in Parallax RAT campaigns -- the new RAT on the block, Morphisec Labs decided to release more technical details on some of the latest campaigns that the Morphisec Unified Threat Prevention Platform intercepted and prevented on our customer’s sites.

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Posted by Arnold Osipov on January 30, 2020

The Trickbot trojan is one of the most advanced malware delivery vehicles currently in use. Attackers have leveraged it to deliver a wide variety of malicious code, in many different methods. Just yesterday, Bleeping Computer reported that news articles from President Trump’s impeachment trial have been used to hide Trickbot from antivirus scanners.

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Posted by Alon Groisman on December 18, 2019

In April 2019, attackers who breached IT supplier Wipro leveraged the ConnectWise Control (formerly ScreenConnect) remote desktop application as a major component of their attack.

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Posted by Morphisec Labs on October 16, 2019

In this blog, we will present some findings on how NanoCore RAT 1.2.2.0 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.

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on October 10, 2019

In August of 2019, just a month after our publication on a targeted BitPaymer/IEncrypt campaign, Morphisec identified a new and alarming evasion technique that the same adversaries adopted while targeting yet another enterprise in the automotive industry.

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Posted by Morphisec Labs on August 16, 2019

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.

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Posted by Arnold Osipov on July 18, 2019

Morphisec Labs recently investigated an ongoing BitPaymer ransomware campaign that has been attacking companies across the U.S., both public and private, over the last 3 months.

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