“Payzero” Scams and The Evolution of Asset Theft in Web3

Credit to Author: Fyodor Yarochkin| Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000

In this entry, we discuss a Web3 fraud scenario where scammers target potential victims via fake smart contracts, and then take over their digital assets, such as NFT tokens, without paying. We named this scam “Payzero”.

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Earth Bogle: Campaigns Target the Middle East with Geopolitical Lures

Credit to Author: Peter Girnus| Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000

We discovered an active campaign ongoing since at least mid-2022 which uses Middle Eastern geopolitical-themed lures to distribute NjRAT (also known as Bladabindi) to infect victims across the Middle East and North Africa.

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IcedID Botnet Distributors Abuse Google PPC to Distribute Malware

Credit to Author: Ian Kenefick| Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000

We analyze the latest changes in IcedID botnet from a campaign that abuses Google pay per click (PPC) ads to distribute IcedID via malvertising attacks.

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Detecting Windows AMSI Bypass Techniques

Credit to Author: Jiri Sykora| Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000

We look into some of the implementations that cybercriminals use to bypass the Windows Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) and how security teams can detect threats attempting to abuse it for compromise with Trend Micro Vision One™.

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Raspberry Robin Malware Targets Telecom, Governments

Credit to Author: Christopher So| Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000

We found samples of the Raspberry Robin malware spreading in telecommunications and government office systems beginning September. The main payload itself is packed with more than 10 layers for obfuscation and is capable of delivering a fake payload once it detects sandboxing and security analytics tools.

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Ransomware Business Models: Future Pivots and Trends

Credit to Author: Feike Hacquebord| Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000

Ransomware groups and their business models are expected to change from what and how we know it to date. In this blog entry, we summarize from some of our insights the triggers that spark the small changes in the short term (“evolutions”) and the bigger deviations (“revolutions”) they can redirect their criminal enterprises to in the long run.

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Cyber Crime: INTERPOL Uses Trend Threat Intelligence

Credit to Author: Jon Clay| Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000

INTERPOL recently conducted operation African Surge to take down malicious infrastructure across the African continent and requested the help of private enterprises. Trend Micro is proud to have been asked to participate, and provided global threat intelligence that was utilized in this operation.

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Electricity/Energy Cybersecurity: Trends & Survey Response

Credit to Author: Mayumi Nishimura| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000

Based on our survey of over 900 ICS security leaders in the United States, Germany, and Japan, we dig deeper into each industry’s challenges and present Trend Micro’s recommendations.

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