Threat Exchange Network blog: February 2018
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Deciphering Confucius’ Cyberespionage Operations
In today’s online chat and dating scene, romance scams are not uncommon, with catfishing and cybercriminals toying with their victims’ emotions and cashing in. It’s quite odd (and probably underreported), however, to see it used as a vector for cyberespionage.
Bingo, Amigo! Jackpotting: ATM malware from Latin America to the World
Of all the forms of attack against financial institutions around the world, the one that brings traditional crime and cybercrime together the most, is the malicious ecosystem that exists around ATM malware. Criminals from different backgrounds work together with a single goal in mind: jackpotting.
IoT Malware Evolves to Harvest Bots by Exploiting a Zero-day Home Router Vulnerability
In early December 2017, 360 Netlab discovered a new malware family which they named Satori. Satori is a derivative of Mirai and exploits two vulnerabilities: CVE-2014-8361 a code execution vulnerability in the miniigd SOAP service in Realtek SDK, and CVE 2017-17215 a newly discovered vulnerability in Huawei’s HG532e home gateway patched in early December 2017.
MedusaHTTP DDoS Slithers Back into the Spotlight
NetScout writes about MedusaHTTP, an HTTP-based DDoS botnet written in .NET, that surfaced in early 2017. MedusaHTTP is based on MedusaIRC which leveraged IRC for its command and control communications instead of HTTP.
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