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Cybersecurity researchers from Symantec have discovered a brand new dropper that lurks for months before deploying backdoors, malware(opens in new tab), and other malicious tools. In a blog post(opens in new tab), the company outlined the dropper, known as Geppei, which is apparently being used by Cranefly, a threat actor that was first described by […]

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The use of virtual machines (VMs) to run the malicious payload is getting more popular with ransomware attackers, Symantec’s Threat Hunter Team claims. Ransomware deployed in virtual machines “During a recent investigation into an attempted ransomware attack, Symantec discovered that the attackers had installed a VirtualBox VM on some compromised computers. Unlike the previously documented […]

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A fourth malware strain wielded by the SolarWinds attackers has been detailed by Symantec researchers, followed by the disclosure of the attackers’ ingenous lateral movement techniques and the release of an auditing script by FireEye researchers that organizations can use to check their Microsoft 365 tenants for signs of intrusion. Then, on Tuesday, Malwarebytes CEO […]

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