Anchor

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Anchor is a type of malware, short for malicious software, that infiltrates systems to exploit and cause damage. It can access systems through various methods such as suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. Once inside, it can disrupt operations, steal personal information, or even ransom data. Anchor malware has been associated with Bazar loader and Bazar backdoor, which are linked to Trickbot. Unlike Trickbot and Anchor, the Bazar loader and backdoor decouple campaign and bot information in bot callbacks. The connections between these malwares were discovered during previous research conducted in December 2019. The term "anchor" also appears in different contexts unrelated to malware. For instance, anchor texts of hyperlinks have been used for simulating queries, thus constructing numerous query-document pairs for pre-training. In news broadcasting, the term refers to the main presenter of a news program such as Rob Burgundy, the lead anchor at WMMX, Santa Barbara’s premier news channel. Furthermore, anchors are used in maritime situations to prevent ships from drifting; an incident was reported where a ship's anchor ruptured three underwater lines after the crew abandoned the vessel. In recent events involving the term "anchor", Wayne County Community College District announced a digital equity pilot program to promote digital literacy and inclusion efforts for students and anchor communities served by the college. In the political sphere, Russian President Putin invited former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson to conduct an interview aimed at influencing the debate in the US on ceasing assistance to Ukraine in the ongoing war. Lastly, in a fictional setting, the story opens with anchor Mitch Kessler facing sexual misconduct allegations.
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MITRE
a year ago
Dropping Anchor: From a TrickBot Infection to the Discovery of the Anchor Malware
MITRE
a year ago
A Bazar of Tricks: Following Team9’s Development Cycles
MITRE
a year ago
ITG08 (aka FIN6) Partners With TrickBot Gang, Uses Anchor Framework
Krypos Logic
a year ago
TrickBot masrv Module
CERT-EU
a year ago
Search | arXiv e-print repository
MITRE
a year ago
Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector | CISA
MITRE
a year ago
Evolution of attacks on Cisco IOS devices
Quick Heal Technologies Ltd.
a year ago
QBOT – A HTML Smuggling technique to target victims
MITRE
a year ago
Read Featured Article "Whois Numbered Panda" by Adam Meyers
CERT-EU
a year ago
Search | arXiv e-print repository
MITRE
a year ago
Unhappy Hour Special: KEGTAP and SINGLEMALT With a Ransomware Chaser | Mandiant
MITRE
a year ago
A Deep Dive into Lokibot Infection Chain
SecurityIntelligence.com
6 months ago
ITG23 Crypters Highlight Cooperation Between Cybercriminal Groups
CERT-EU
3 months ago
Red Sea cable cut by anchor from Houthi ship attack, says internet firm
CERT-EU
5 months ago
2023: Top 10 Cybersecurity Stats That Make You Go Hmmmmm
CERT-EU
9 months ago
DNSSEC – A Foundation For Trust, PKI 2.0 Transformation And Preparation For Post Quantum Cryptography
CERT-EU
9 months ago
mTLS: When certificate authentication is done wrong
CERT-EU
a year ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: Everything to watch on Apple TV Plus
DARKReading
a year ago
Trend Micro Acquires SOC Technology Expert Anlyz
CERT-EU
a year ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: Everything to watch on Apple TV Plus