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Looking at Big Threats Using Code Similarity. Part 1

Today, we are announcing the release of KTAE, the Kaspersky Threat Attribution Engine. This code attribution technology, developed initially for internal use by the Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis Team, is now being made available to a wider audience. You can read more about KTAE in our official press release, or go directly to its info page on the Ka
Publish At:2020-06-09 08:07 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Security technologies APT Lazarus Malware Technolog

New Mac variant of Lazarus Dacls RAT distributed via Trojanized 2FA app

This blog post was authored by Hossein Jazi, Thomas Reed and Jérôme Segura. We recently identified what we believe is a new variant of the Dacls Remote Access Trojan (RAT) associated with North Korea’s Lazarus group, designed specifically for the Mac operating system. Dacls is a RAT that was discovered by Qihoo 360 NetLab in December 2019 as a fu
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:43 | Read:308 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac Malware Threat analysis APT Dacls Lazarus mac malware ra

New MacOS Dacls RAT Backdoor Shows Lazarus’ Multi-Platform Attack Capability

By Gabrielle Joyce Mabutas With additional insights/analysis from Kazuki Fujisawa A one-time password (OTP) system involves the use of a generated password that can only be used once to log in and access specific online services. Often managed by a third-party provider, this rolling password system aims to reduce unauthorized intrusions to systems via compro
Publish At:2020-05-18 12:48 | Read:175 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac backdoor Lazarus RAT

Operation AppleJeus Sequel

The Lazarus group is currently one of the most active and prolific APT actors. In 2018, Kaspersky published a report on one of their campaigns, named Operation AppleJeus. Notably, this operation marked the first time Lazarus had targeted macOS users, with the group inventing a fake company in order to deliver their manipulated application and exploit the hig
Publish At:2020-01-08 06:05 | Read:749 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Apple MacOS Cryptocurrencies Lazarus Ma

Mac Backdoor Linked to Lazarus Targets Korean Users

By Gabrielle Joyce Mabutas Criminal interest in MacOS continues to grow, with malware authors churning out more threats that target users of the popular OS. Case in point: A new variant of a Mac backdoor (detected by Trend Micro as Backdoor.MacOS.NUKESPED.A) attributed to the cybercriminal group Lazarus, which was observed targeting Korean users with a macro
Publish At:2019-11-20 14:35 | Read:1140 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Targeted Attacks Lazarus mac backdoor mac malware

Hello! My name is Dtrack

Our investigation into the Dtrack RAT actually began with a different activity. In the late summer of 2018, we discovered ATMDtrack, a piece of banking malware targeting Indian banks. Further analysis showed that the malware was designed to be planted on the victim’s ATMs, where it could read and store the data of cards that were inserted into the mach
Publish At:2019-09-23 06:20 | Read:1498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Research ATM Dropper Financial malware Lazarus Malw

APT Trends report Q2 2017

Introduction Since 2014, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has been providing threat intelligence reports to a wide-range of customers worldwide, leading to the delivery of a full and dedicated private reporting service. Prior to the new service offering, GReAT published research online for the general public in an effort to hel
Publish At:2017-08-08 10:30 | Read:5456 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Quarterly Malware Reports APT ExPetr fileless malwa

WannaCry and Lazarus Group – the missing link?

A few hours ago, Neel Mehta, a researcher at Google posted a mysterious message on Twitter with the #WannaCryptAttribution hashtag: The cryptic message in fact refers to a similarity between two samples that have shared code. The two samples Neel refers to in the post are: A WannaCry cryptor sample from February 2017 which looks like a very early variant A
Publish At:2017-05-15 18:30 | Read:3722 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured Research Lazarus Ransomware WannaCry

APT Trends report, Q1 2017

Kaspersky Lab is currently tracking more than a hundred threat actors and sophisticated malicious operations targeting commercial and government organizations in over 80 countries. During the first quarter of 2017, there were 33 private reports released to subscribers of our Intelligence Services, with Indicators of Compromise (IOC) data and YARA rules to as
Publish At:2017-04-27 19:15 | Read:4158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Quarterly Malware Reports APT fileless mal

APT Threat Evolution in Q1 2017

Kaspersky Lab is currently tracking more than a hundred threat actors and sophisticated malicious operations targeting commercial and government organizations in over 80 countries. During the first quarter of 2017, there were 33 private reports released to subscribers of our Intelligence Services, with Indicators of Compromise (IOC) data and YARA rules to as
Publish At:2017-04-27 05:40 | Read:2998 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Quarterly Malware Reports APT fileless mal

Lazarus Under The Hood

 Download full report (PDF) In February 2017 an article in the Polish media broke the silence on a long-running story about attacks on banks, allegedly related to the notoriously known Lazarus Group. While the original article didn’t mention Lazarus Group it was quickly picked up by security researchers. Today we’d like to share some of our
Publish At:2017-04-03 15:30 | Read:4404 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured SAS APT Financial malware Lazarus Targeted Att

Experts at BAE Systems found false flags in the Lazarus malware

Security experts who analyzed the malware used in the attacks against the Polish banks discovered false flags in the Lazarus malicious code. A few weeks ago, security experts reported that the systems of several Polish banks were targeted by hackers. The systems were infected with a malware after their staff visited the site of the Polish Financial Supervisi
Publish At:2017-02-21 08:40 | Read:3651 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware banking Cybercrime

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