Researchers from cyber attack detection and response outfit Cybereason have discovered a novel APT technique that was used by attackers to gain persistence in an (unnamed) organization' environment and to harvest employees' authentication credentials.
The Anunak / Carbanak hacking group continues to target banks, but has also now hitting Forex-trading companies, casinos, and other institutions from which it can steal large amounts of money or (mis)usable payment card information.
Delivering malware without it being flagged by users and security solutions is one of the biggest challenges malware peddlers face.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered that the Darkhotel group, an elite spying crew uncovered by its experts in 2014 and famous for infiltrating Wi-Fi networks in luxury hotels to compromise selected corporate executives, has been using a zero-day vulnerability from Hacking Team's collection straight after the leak of Hacking Team files on July, 5th.
A number of APT actors believed to be of Chinese origin are using a commercial VPN service to anonymize and obfuscate their attack activity.
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