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A Journey From Loki Bot Campaign To Venom Spyware

SUMMARY When it comes to Macro Malware, several people try to finish it off with two workarounds, Disable Macro (GPO) and user awareness. That said what if a malicious document doesn’t use Macro codes to do its malicious tasks? What if a document is exploiting a vulnerability to do its malicious activities? That said, Let […]

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Cyber Attack Impersonating Identity of Indian Think Tank to Target Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Possibly Indian Army Officials

In my previous blog posts I posted details of cyber attacks targeting Indian Ministry of External Affairs and Indian Navy’s Warship and Submarine Manufacturer. This blog post describes another attack campaign where attackers impersonated identity of Indian think tank IDSA (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses) and sent out spear-phishing emails to target officials of […]

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Analysis of Shadow Brokers Release – Operation Center

We have always been curious to know about what goes on inside the state sponsored security agencies like NSA (National Security Agency). Since the agency is known to operate on multiple spying operations in the past for tracking criminals and terrorists, it might sometimes need the use of zero day exploits to get into targeted […]

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Episode 3 – Shellcode Analysis with APITracker

Text: Audience Level: Beginner to Medium. Few months back we released our new tool APITacker. The idea behind the tool is more mature than the tool itself. Using APITracker we can hook APIs on large scale from DLLs to track the execution of the sample. APITracker is based on pydbg python debugger. Before we move […]

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New Password Protected Macro Malware evades Sandbox and Infects the victims with Ursnif Malware !!

These days, Along with the unforeseen climatic conditions, several unpredictable malware campaigns are also occurring across the connected world. Mostly Offenders are relying on spam mails and the associated malicious Macros, to drop and infect the targeted victims with various other atrocious malware. Studies shows 95% of successful security attacks created by Human mistakes!! Security sensitive […]

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Hype vs Truth: State of Detection Technologies

Introduction: Sensors were bleeping but still high value assets got compromised, emergency response team was called and asked for the most important question “we have detection technology from five vendors, how is that possible?”. A piece of code bypassed the world’s most innovative technologies for detection on this earth. It is not a simple situation […]