Posts Tagged ‘APT’

New UEFI rootkit Black Lotus offered for sale at $5,000

Black Lotus is a new, powerful Windows UEFI rootkit advertised on underground criminal forums, researcher warns. Cybersecurity researcher Scott Scheferman reported that a new Windows UEFI rootkit, dubbed Black Lotus, is advertised on underground criminal forums. The powerful malware is offered for sale at $5,000, with $200 payments per new updates. The researcher warns that […]

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China-linked Hafnium APT leverages Tarrask malware to gain persistence

China-linked Hafnium APT group started using a new piece of new malware to gain persistence on compromised Windows systems. The China-backed Hafnium cyberespionage group is likely behind a piece of a new malware, dubbed Tarrask, that’s used to maintain persistence on compromised Windows systems, reported Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) experts. HAFNIUM primarily targets entities in the United States […]

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Costaricto APT: Cyber mercenaries use previously undocumented malware

CostaRicto APT is targeting South Asian financial institutions and global entertainment companies with an undocumented malware. Blackberry researchers have documented the activity of a hackers-for-hire group, dubbed CostaRicto, that has been spotted using a previously undocumented piece of malware to target South Asian financial institutions and global entertainment companies. “During the past six months, the BlackBerry Research […]

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Advanced Persistent Threats are the main challenge for businesses

Advanced Persistent Threats’ are top infosecurity challenge for businesses in 2013 Mitigating Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) is going to be a main challange and should be the highest of information security priorities for businesses in 2013, according to governance, risk management and compliance firm IT Governance. Latest APT threats should be taken into account in an organization risk assessment […]

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