Asylum Ambuscade

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Asylum Ambuscade is a threat actor that has been operational since at least 2020, primarily engaging in cybercrime and cyberespionage. The group has shown a particular focus on small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and individuals across North America and Europe. Asylum Ambuscade's activities are distinctive due to the breadth of scripting languages they utilize, including JavaScript, Lua, AutoHotkey, Tcl, Python, and Visual Basic. This diverse set of tools indicates a high level of technical sophistication and adaptability. It's unusual for a cybercrime group to run dedicated cyberespionage operations, making Asylum Ambuscade an entity of interest for cybersecurity researchers. The group has developed custom malware implants, demonstrating advanced resource development capabilities (T1583.003). They have also acquired infrastructure such as Virtual Private Servers (VPS) to facilitate their operations. The use of multiple command and scripting interpreters, including JavaScript (NODEBOT), Python, and Visual Basic, reveals their broad attack surface (T1059, T1059.007, T1059.006, T1059.005). The group's use of a screenshotter written in Python shows their ability to capture sensitive information from targeted systems. Asylum Ambuscade has been implicated in several notable incidents. A Proofpoint article from 2022 highlighted an instance where the group used Lua-based Sunseed Malware to target European governments and refugee movements. The group reportedly compromised private Ukrainian military emails, further illustrating their interest in governmental entities and geopolitical issues. Given these activities, it is recommended that researchers closely monitor Asylum Ambuscade's activities to better understand their evolving tactics and strategies.
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CERT-EU
4 months ago
Invoice Phishing Alert: TA866 Deploys WasabiSeed & Screenshotter Malware
CERT-EU
a year ago
Asylum Ambuscade: crimeware or cyberespionage? | WeLiveSecurity
CERT-EU
a year ago
Hacking Group Seen Mixing Cybercrime and Cyberespionage | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
a year ago
Les dernières cyberattaques détectées | 13 juin 2023
CERT-EU
a year ago
Cyberespionage campaigns part of Asylum Ambuscade expansion
CERT-EU
10 months ago
WeLiveSecurity
CERT-EU
a year ago
Interpol: Key Member of Major Cybercrime Group Arrested in Africa
DARKReading
a year ago
'Asylum Ambuscade' Cyberattackers Blend Financial Heists & Cyber Espionage
CERT-EU
a year ago
Asylum Ambuscade: A Cybercrime Group with Espionage Ambitions
CERT-EU
a year ago
Cybercrime group ‘Asylum Ambuscade’ adds espionage to its activities | #cybercrime | #infosec | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
7 months ago
RomCom Malware Group Targets EU Gender Equality Summit
CERT-EU
a year ago
Anomali Cyber Watch: Fractureiser Attempted Clipboard-Poisoning VM Escape, Asylum Ambuscade Spies as a Side Job, Stealth Soldier Connected with The Eye on The Nile Campaign, and More.
ESET
a year ago
Mixing cybercrime and cyberespionage – Week in security with Tony Anscombe | WeLiveSecurity
CERT-EU
a year ago
Cyber security week in review: June 9, 2023
CERT-EU
a year ago
‘Asylum Ambuscade’ Group Hit Thousands in Cybercrime, Espionage Campaigns
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Iran-Run ISP ‘Cloudzy’ Caught Supporting Nation-State APTs, Cybercrime Hacking Groups
CERT-EU
7 months ago
‘YoroTrooper’ Espionage Group Linked to Kazakhstan