The various threat intelligence stories in this iteration of the Anomali Cyber Watch discuss the following topics: APT, Cobalt Strike, Metasploit, Phishing, Ransomware, and Vulnerabilities. The IOCs related to these stories are attached to Anomali Cyber Watch and can be used to check your logs for potential malicious activity.
Figure 1 - IOC Summary Charts. These charts summarize the IOCs attached to this magazine and provide a glimpse of the threats discussed.
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(published: October 18, 2021)
A new threat group dubbed ‘Harvester’ has been found attacking organizations in South Asia and Afghanistan using a custom toolset composed of both public and private malware. Given the nature of the targets, which include governments, IT and Telecom companies, combined with the information stealing campaign, there is a high likelihood that this group is Nation-State backed. The initial infection method is unknown, but victim machines are directed to a URL that checks for a local file (winser.dll). If it doesn’t exist, a redirect is performed for a VBS file to download and run; this downloads and installs the Graphon backdoor. The command and control (C2) uses legitimate Microsoft and CloudFront services to mask data exfiltration.Analyst Comment: Nation-state threat actors are continually evolving their tactics, techniques and tools to adapt and infiltrate victim governments and/or companies. Ensure that employees have a training policy that reflects education on only downloading programs or documents from known, trusted sources. It is also important to notify management and the proper IT department if you suspect malicous activity may be occurring.MITR ..
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