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Hackers attack governments and health organizations


Η pandemic of the coronae, continues to be used by hackers to carry out attacks malware, campaigns phishing email, scams and spread misinformation.

Security researchers have discovered a large number of phishing email campaigns on the subject COVID-19, which mainly targeted governments and health organizations.

Security researchers from Unit 42 have noticed that many malicious emails seem to come from WHERE with fake address (noreply @ who [.] int).

Η campaign targets individuals associated with a Canadian government healthcare organization actively working to mitigate COVID-19.

The binary that secretly downloads has an icon Adobe Acrobat. Once executed, it sends an HTTP GET request to receive the image, which is used as a notification. ransomware.

Once the image is received, then a request will be created based on the name user and the victim's computer name.

Ransomware encrypts the following files and adds the .locked20 extension:

".Abw", ".aww", ".chm", ".dbx", ".djvu", ".doc", ".docm", ".docx", ".dot", ".dotm", ".Dotx", ".epub", ".gp4", ".ind", ".indd", ".key", ".keynote", ".mht", ".mpp", ".odf", ".Ods", ".odt", ".ott", ".oxps", ".pages", ".pdf", ".pmd", ".pot", ".potx", ".pps", ".Ppsx", ".ppt", ".pptm", ".pptx", ".prn", ".prproj", ".ps", ".pub", ".pwi", ".rtf", ".Sdd", ".sdw", ".shs", ".snp", ".sxw", ".tpl", ".vsd", ".wpd", ".wps", ".wri", ".Xps", ".bak", ".bbb", ".bkf", ".bkp", ".dbk", ".gho", ".iso", ".json", ".mdbackup", ".Nba", ".nbf", ".nco", ".nrg", ".old", ".rar", ".sbf", ".sbu", ".spb", ".spba", ".Tib", ".wbcat", ".zip", "7z", ".dll", ".dbf"

According to researchers, the ransomware variant used is EDA2.

Another phishing email campaign targeted people working in the healthcare sector and in the pharmaceutical and government industries.

The e-mail contain attachments, with the malware AgentTesla, which has been active since 2014.

It is capable of stealing credentials stored in a large list of web browsers, FTP clients, File Downloaders, etc.

The malicious AgentTesla software is sold in various forums and is the top choice of the malicious SilverTerrier factor.

At a time when more and more people are being forced to work from home, their online security has declined. And the hackers' attacks make things even worse. For this reason, users should be more careful with the emails they receive and not open links that appear dangerous.


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