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Uncovering Suspicious Download Pages Linked to App Installer Abuse

Threat actors have been abusing App Installer, a Windows 10 feature that makes installing applications more convenient. The abuse could lead to ransomware distribution and was likely carried out by financially motivated actors Storm-0569, Storm-1113, Sangria Tempest, and Storm-1674. more

On the DNS Trail of the Rise of macOS Backdoors

macOS has been gaining the unwanted attention of more and more backdoor operators since late 2023. In February 2024, Bitdefender uncovered RustDoor, which was written in Rust and possibly has ties to the operators of a Windows ransomware. more

Checking Out the DNS for More Signs of ResumeLooters

Group-IB uncovered ResumeLooters, a threat actor group specializing in victimizing job hunters to steal their personally identifiable information (PII). more

WhoisXML API Publishes a New Study of 7 APT Groups That Have Targeted North America

In the past two decades, at least 41 advanced persistent threat (APT) groups have launched attacks on entities and organizations based in North America. more

Searching for Potential Propaganda Vehicle Presence in the DNS

The Citizen Lab recently uncovered an ongoing online propaganda campaign they have dubbed "PAPERWALL" that has been targeting local news outlets across 30 countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. more

Following the VexTrio DNS Trail

VexTrio, a traffic distribution system (TDS) provider believed to be an affiliate of ClearFake and SocGholish, among other threat actors, has been active since 2017. more

Tracing Ivanti Zero-Day Exploitation IoCs in the DNS

Among the latest to suffer from zero-day exploitation is Ivanti, a software company providing endpoint management and remote access solutions to various organizations, including U.S. federal agencies. more

DNS Investigation: Is xDedic Truly Done for After Its Takedown?

Law enforcement agencies shut down xDedic, a cybercrime-as-a-service (CaaS) marketplace specifically providing web servers to cybercriminals, back in 2019. However, WhoisXML API threat researcher Dancho Danchev posits that parts of its backend infrastructure may remain traceable. more

The New RisePro Version in the DNS Spotlight

RisePro, a malware-as-a-service data stealer, has been plaguing users since 2022. ANY.RUN recently discovered and analyzed its latest version in great depth and identified 10 indicators of compromise (IoCs) -- three domains and seven IP addresses. more

Tracking Down Sea Turtle IoCs in the DNS Ocean

The Sea Turtle threat group recently made headlines when it expanded its operations to target ISPs and telecommunications and media companies in the Netherlands. In the past, Sea Turtle primarily targeted organizations in the Middle East and the U.S. using DNS hijacking and man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks. more