Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Lebanon Believed Behind Newly Uncovered Cyber Espionage Operation
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
3/31/2015 | 4:57:10 PM
Re: Build to just beyond the sophistication of your target
Given what's going on in the Middle East , I suspect we will be seeing a lot more of this going forward...
Marilyn Cohodas
50%
50%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
3/31/2015 | 4:56:58 PM
Re: Build to just beyond the sophistication of your target
Given what's going on in the Middle East , I suspect we will be seeing a lot more of this going forward...
Kelly Jackson Higgins
100%
0%
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
3/31/2015 | 2:14:41 PM
Re: Build to just beyond the sophistication of your target
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Christopher. I am sure this only scratches the surface of all of the other as-yet unpublicized or undiscovered nation-state activity out there. It's always interesting to see a new attack group emerge, and to learn about their techniques and approach. 
BurgessCT
50%
50%
BurgessCT,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/31/2015 | 2:07:40 PM
Build to just beyond the sophistication of your target
Great piece Kelly.  Reading the analysis and target selection provided by Checkpoint it harkened back to an observation seen in the past which is the enttity doing the "attacking" only needs to be better than their target, not necessarily better than the best. It appears that the creators are continuing to evolve in step with their targets.

All the best,

Christopher
RyanSepe
100%
0%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
3/31/2015 | 12:47:32 PM
Re: Polymorphic?
@Kelly Jackson Higgins. Ah ok, thank you for clearing that up...I feel that their time would be better spent trying to code variants into the malware. Otherwise, malware from the same source location may raise a red flag and the organization may be more vigilant in restrictions for those attack specifics.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
100%
0%
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
3/31/2015 | 12:00:37 PM
Re: Polymorphic?
Good question, @Ryan. It's not self-modifying: The attackers customize Explosive as needed to avoid detection, and for specific targets. 
RyanSepe
100%
0%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
3/31/2015 | 10:43:27 AM
Polymorphic?
Does that make Volatile Cedar polymorphic? By this I mean will it change to a different variant based on previous coding or does the team invoking the malware need to make changes on the back-end?


News
Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
Commentary
Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-21394
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-12
Synapse is a Matrix reference homeserver written in python (pypi package matrix-synapse). Matrix is an ecosystem for open federated Instant Messaging and VoIP. In Synapse before version 1.28.0 Synapse is missing input validation of some parameters on the endpoints used to confirm third-party identif...
CVE-2021-22497
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-12
Advanced Authentication versions prior to 6.3 SP4 have a potential broken authentication due to improper session management issue.
CVE-2021-3163
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-12
A vulnerability in the HTML editor of Slab Quill 4.8.0 allows an attacker to execute arbitrary JavaScript by storing an XSS payload (a crafted onloadstart attribute of an IMG element) in a text field.
CVE-2019-15059
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-12
In Liberty lisPBX 2.0-4, configuration backup files can be retrieved remotely from /backup/lispbx-CONF-YYYY-MM-DD.tar or /backup/lispbx-CDR-YYYY-MM-DD.tar without authentication or authorization. These configuration files have all PBX information including extension numbers, contacts, and passwords.
CVE-2021-21524
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-12
Dell SRM versions prior to 4.5.0.1 and Dell SMR versions prior to 4.5.0.1 contain an Untrusted Deserialization Vulnerability. A remote unauthenticated attacker may potentially exploit this vulnerability, leading to arbitrary privileged code execution on the vulnerable application. The severity is Cr...