Cobalt Group Targets Banks in Romania and Russia

What Is It? Researchers at Arbor Networks ASERT team recently observed by the Cobalt group attempting to use spear phishing emails containing multiple malicious links in order to compromise Russian and Romanian banks. The recent attack shows the resilience of Cobalt after successes by law enforcement against high ranking members of the group. In March 2018, Spanish authorities arrested the…

Chinese APT Campaigns Target Indian and Hong Kong Users

What Is It? Researchers from Malwarebytes have released their research into three malicious campaigns they observed in early July 2020. The first two campaigns, which occurred within a day of each other, were aimed at Indian government entities. The third campaign targeted users in Hong Kong. Due to the targets, the timing and the techniques utilized, researchers believe the attacks originated…

Evil Clippy Bypasses Most Malware Detection Tools

What Is It? Evil Clippy is available for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems and uses techniques to modify office documents directly, at the file level, in order to make it much more difficult for security products to detect the malicious macro. A recent article on BleepingComputer.com describes a tool created by security researchers from Outflank, a security testing company located in…