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Investigation on a recent cyberespionage campaign associated with the North Korea-based Kimsuky threat actor group has led to the discovery of a new malware suite called ‘KGH.’ The malware, which spreads via a weaponized Word document, includes spyware modules and is being used to target COVID-19 vaccine makers.
Talking about the abuse of legitimate services, phishers have been found exploiting a feature in Google Drive to create a push notification in an attempt to redirect users to malicious scam websites. Most of these websites include fake prizes, deals, and cash prizes.
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New KGH malware
KGH is a new malware associated with the Kimsuky group. The malware spreads via weaponized Word documents in phishing emails. It is designed to drive information-stealing attacks against COVID-19 vaccine makers and other targets.
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Google Drive abused
In a new scam observed by researchers, phishers are abusing a feature in Google Drive to create a push notification in an attempt to trick users into visiting malicious websites. The notification is sent in Russian and English language and includes documents that contain links to scam websites. Most of these websites include fake prizes, deals, and cash prizes.
Posted on: November 02, 2020
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