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RustDoor MacOS Backdoor

Feb 26, 2024 11:51:18 AM / by The Hivemind posted in Threat Bulletin, Ransomware, ALPHV, Backdoor, MacOS, Mac, Apple, RustDoor, GateDoor

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Related Families: GateDoor
Verticals Targeted: Cryptocurrency

Executive Summary

RustDoor is a new MacOS backdoor written in Rust. RustDoor was observed targeting companies in the cryptocurrency sector.

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ALPHV Targeting ONG, Critical Infrastructure Entities

Feb 23, 2024 2:25:34 PM / by The Hivemind posted in Threat Bulletin, Critical Infrastructure, Ransomware, BlackCat, ALPHV, Energy, ONG, Oil & Gas

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Verticals Targeted: Critical Infrastructure, Energy, Oil & Gas

Executive Summary

ALPHV recently claimed responsibility for a cybersecurity incident targeting Canada's Trans-Northern Pipelines.

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Strengthen Your Online Security: The Power of Two-Factor Authentication

Feb 22, 2024 1:01:27 PM / by The Hivemind posted in 2024, 2FA, Security, Authentication

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In the vast landscape of the digital world, safeguarding your online presence is more crucial than ever. With cybercriminals perpetually devising new methods to breach security measures, relying solely on passwords is akin to leaving the front door of your virtual home unlocked. That's where two-factor authentication (2FA) steps in as your trusted guardian, providing an extra layer of defense against unauthorized access and potential data breaches.

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VajraSpy Android Spyware

Feb 20, 2024 12:02:15 PM / by The Hivemind posted in Threat Bulletin, APT, Android, Malware, Spyware, Mobile, VajraSpy

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PurpleFox Botnet Targeting Entities in Ukraine

Feb 16, 2024 11:44:26 AM / by The Hivemind posted in Ukraine, Threat Bulletin, Backdoor, Trojan, Botnet, rootkit, Exploit Kit, PurpleFox

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Faust Ransomware

Feb 12, 2024 1:07:27 PM / by The Hivemind posted in Threat Bulletin, Ransomware, Windows, Faust, Phobos

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Related Families: Phobos

Executive Summary

Faust is a newly discovered variant of Phobos ransomware delivered via an office document containing a malicious VBA script.

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New Zloader Variant Discovered

Feb 9, 2024 1:16:59 PM / by The Hivemind posted in Threat Bulletin, Windows, Trojan, Zloader, ZeuS, 64-bit

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Related Families: ZeuS

Executive Summary

A new variant of the modular trojan Zloader was recently identified. The new variant has been in development since September 2023.

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Cactus Ransomware

Feb 5, 2024 2:04:38 PM / by The Hivemind posted in Threat Bulletin, Critical Infrastructure, Ransomware, Energy, Cactus

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Verticals Targeted: Energy

Executive Summary

Cactus is a ransomware family that has been active since at least March 2023 and has been gaining momentum in recent months. Cactus recently claimed an attack on Schneider Electric.

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