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Crackonosh - The Hidden Crypto Mining Malware

An article by Avast has introduced a novel malware by the name Crackonosh. This computer virus spreads through cracked software, specifically through illicit video game copies. The malware’s main . . .

 

Sload Targeting Europe Again

Sload (also known as Starslord loader) is one of the most dangerous types of malware in recent years. It usually functions as a downloader, which is a computer virus that collects and exfiltrates . . .

 

Taurus Stealer's Evolution

Recently, we have seen a spike in events associated with Taurus stealer. The individual/s developing this threat have been actively improving the evasiveness of their loader since February 2021, . . .

 

Minerva Vs FickerStealer

FickerStealer is a MaaS (Malware as a Service) stealer that is sold on hacking forums. Its main goal is to steal sensitive information cached by the user - specifically browser passwords -  and . . .

 

Preventing AgentTesla Infiltration

AgentTesla is a .NET based malware, commonly distributed as part of a malspam campaign. Use of AgentTesla soared in 2020, when it became a favorite of threat actors, which used it to achieve . . .

 

The Return of the German JavaScript Dropper

An unknown threat actor have been specifically targeting German companies and citizens for several months with advanced phishing-style attacks. As already reported at the end of last year in our . . .

 

The Curious Case of FlashHelperService - Updated

Over the past few months, Minerva Labs’ research team has received multiple alerts of possibly malicious code-unpacking from an executable named FlashHelperService.exe. We decided to investigate . . .

 

Qbot Malspam and The Rise Of Sophisticated Evasion Techniques

Qbot (also known as Qakbot) is a notorious, widely spreading first stage malware, which is usually spread via malspam campaigns. Targeted victims receive mail with a malicious attachment that when . . .

 

The Curious Case of FlashHelperService

Over the past couple of months Minerva Labs’ research team has received multiple alerts of possibly malicious code-unpacking from an executable named FlashHelperService.exe. We decided to . . .

 

Five Malware Trends That Dominated 2020 (And Will Still Be Here in 2021)

As we turn the corner and begin 2021 (not a moment too soon) many people are breathing a sigh of relief, but security experts are still holding their breath.  2020 was a bumper year for ransomware . . .

 

Rig Exploit Kit Resurges  - Minerva Prevents The Attack

The Minerva Labs Research team has recently encountered a resurgence in Rig exploit kit. This infamous exploit kit has been reportedly used by threat actors since 2015 (as reported by Trustwave). . . .

 

Solarwinds Breach Related Events Prevented By Minerva

Injection Attacks Thwarted Since August; The Minerva Approach Proves Itself Once Again 

Minerva Labs conducted a thorough review of the cybersecurity threat exposed by SolarWinds breach. Our . . .

 
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