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Ermac malware: The other side of the code

29
Jan
2024
Ermac malware: The other side of the code

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When the Cerberus code was leaked in late 2020, IBM Trusteer researchers projected that a new Cerberus mutation was just a matter of time. Multiple actors used the leaked Cerberus code but without significant changes to the malware. However, the MalwareHunterTeam discovered a new variant of Cerberus — known as Ermac (also known as Hook) — in late September of 2022.

To better understand the new version of Cerberus, we can attempt to shed light on the behind-the-scenes operations of the actor maintaining Ermac. While a new version of the malware has been released, we will focus on the original version.

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