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Uncloaking the Underbelly of JinxLoader

Cybercriminals are known for using so-called "loaders" like Xloader to initiate computer infections. Worse, even newbies can now get their hands on these malware distributors via hacker forums. Case in point? JinxLoader, one of the latest malicious offerings up for grabs on the likes of hackforums[.]net. more

Examining the Mirai.TBOT IoCs under the DNS Microscope

The Mirai botnet, first discovered way back in 2016, made headlines and gained infamy as the biggest botnet to hit networks the world over. It has resurfaced with multiple ways of infecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the ability to launch zero-day exploits. more

A Deep Dive into 6 APT Groups Based in or Targeting APAC

Advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are more dangerous than your run-of-the-mill cybercriminals. They, after all, trail their sights not only on financial gain but loftier targets such as wreaking havoc on entire nations. more

Exploring Epsilon Stealer Traces Aided by DNS Intel

Computers that get infected with the Epsilon stealer could spell game over for serious gamers, but they are not the only ones at risk. The creators of games like EPSILON, Pokemon, and Roblox that the malware operators are mimicking stand to lose a lot as well. They may lose customers and damage their reputation in the process. more

A Peek at the PikaBot Infrastructure

It is not uncommon these days for threat actors to use malicious search ads to distribute malware. To do that, though, they would need to know how to bypass Google's security measures by setting up decoy infrastructures. more

Unveiling Global Domain Activity Trends in Q4 2023

The new domain name registration volume rose 10.24% from the third to the fourth quarter of 2023. WhoisXML API researchers uncovered this finding, along with other DNS trends, after analyzing more than 31 million newly registered domains (NRDs) added from 1 October to 31 December 2023 as seen in the Newly Registered Domains Data Feed. more

Kimsuky: DNS Intel Gathering

The Kimsuky Group, believed to be a North Korea-based advanced persistent threat (APT) group active since 2013, struck again several times this year. They gained notoriety for launching spear-phishing attacks on targets to gain initial access.  more

Unveiling Stealthy WailingCrab Aided by DNS Intelligence

The WailingCrab malware has gained notoriety for its stealth. IBM X-Force security researchers recently published an in-depth analysis of the malware, which has been abusing Internet of Things (IoT) messaging protocol MQTT. more

A Peek Under the Hood of the Atomic Stealer Infrastructure

The Atomic Stealer, also known as "AMOS," first emerged in September this year by spreading on Macs disguised as popular applications. This time around, it has been wreaking more havoc in the guise of a fake browser update dubbed "ClearFake." more

Signs of Ongoing RedLine Stealer Operation Found Through a DNS Deep Dive

RedLine Stealer seems to have stolen cybercriminals' hearts as its usage has continued despite cybersecurity efforts to thwart it. Researchers have published reports about the stealer in the past, but its operators may have updated their arsenal with new domains and IP addresses to evade detection and consequent mitigation. more