Manjusaka: A Chinese sibling of Sliver and Cobalt Strike

By Asheer Malhotra and Vitor Ventura. Cisco Talos recently discovered a new attack framework called “Manjusaka” being used in the wild that has the potential to become prevalent across the threat landscape. This framework is advertised as an imitation of the Cobalt Strike framework. The implants for the new malware family are written in the […]

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Manjusaka: A Chinese sibling of Sliver and Cobalt Strike

By Asheer Malhotra and Vitor Ventura. Cisco Talos recently discovered a new attack framework called “Manjusaka” being used in the wild that has the potential to become prevalent across the threat landscape. This framework is advertised as an imitation of the Cobalt Strike framework. The implants for the new malware family are written in the […]

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New Matanbuchus Campaign drops Cobalt Strike beacons

Matanbuchus malware-as-a-service (Maas) has been observed spreading through phishing campaigns, dropping Cobalt Strike beacons. Threat intelligence firm Cyble has observed a malware-as-a-service (Maas), named Matanbuchus, involved in malspam attacks dropping Cobalt Strike beacons. Matanbuchus is a malware loader that first appeared on the threat landscape in February 2021, when it was offered for rent on Russian-speaking […]

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Phishing attacks using the topic “Azovstal” targets entities in Ukraine

Ukraine CERT-UA warns of phishing attacks on state organizations of Ukraine using the topic “Azovstal” and Cobalt Strike Beacon. The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) warns of phishing attacks aimed at organizations in the country using the topic “Azovstal”. The phishing message use the subject “Azovstal” and a weaponized office document. Upon opening […]

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Conti Ransomware Group Diaries, Part III: Weaponry

Part I of this series examined newly-leaked internal chats from the Conti ransomware group, and how the crime gang dealt with its own internal breaches. Part II explored what it’s like to be an employee of Conti’s sprawling organization. Today’s Part III looks at how Conti abused a panoply of popular commercial security services to […]

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