PolySwarm is a threat intelligence marketplace where users upload suspect artifacts (files, URLs, etc.) and receive threat intelligence in return. While legacy multiscanners like VirusTotal, offer a similar service, they often neglect the confidentiality needs of malware analysts, researchers, SOC teams, etc. that want restricted access and/or deeper levels of control on malware-sample sharing.
Today, PolySwarm, a threat intelligence platform used to detect new and emerging malware, releases information about a new variant of ZeroCleare (a destructive malware attributed to Iran). PolySwarm Community (free) and Enterprise users were able access to the full content of this sample before it appeared on VirusTotal.
[Updated November 27, 2019]:
Emotet is a banking Trojan that was first identified by security researchers in 2014. Emotet was first designed as a banking malware that attempted to sneak onto computers and steal sensitive and private information. It has evolved over the last several years from a basic threat, and morphed into a customizable modular package and has been seen deploying additional payloads against financial institutions, enterprises, and consumers across the globe.
Ginp is a banking Trojan that is actively being used to impersonate targeted banking apps. The malware brings up a screen on the victims phone and displays a window that mimics the real banking app. First, one is prompted to login with their credentials. The second screen steals the victim's credit card details.
PolySwarm users can now download malware samples completely free; sign-up for the free “Community” plan and get 10 malware-sample downloads per month.
Recently, Cisco Talos released a report about a piece of fileless malware dubbed “Divergent,” a malware loader being used to infect victims with this previously undocumented payload.