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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

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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

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The Return of the German JavaScript Dropper

An unknown threat actor has 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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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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Stopping BuerLoader With Minerva Lab's Hostile Environment Simulation module

BuerLoader is a stealthy implant, which is frequently used by attackers as an initial foothold in organizations. The malware’s common method of infection is by phishing mails, which contain a

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Preventing Fake Software Installers with Minerva Labs

Fake installers are on the rise, and it is not a coincidence. This opportunistic method of infection is getting increasingly popular because of the ease of creating new and obfuscated payloads

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Sedating The Kraken – Blocking APT32 Fileless Injection

Malwarebytes’s Threat Intelligence team has uncovered a new attack dubbed “Kraken”, which is attributed to APT32.

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