Carbanak

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Carbanak is a potent form of malware, short for malicious software, which infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. Once inside a system, Carbanak can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data hostage for ransom. The initial payload of this malware initiates a multi-stage execution process, deploying a backdoor known as Anunak or Carbanak. This particular strain of malware has been linked to a Russian criminal group known as FIN7, active since mid-2015, which targets industries such as restaurants, gambling, and hospitality in the U.S to harvest financial information. Recently, it has been observed that the Carbanak malware has returned in a series of ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a victim's files, demanding a ransom payment to restore access. It is not specified when exactly these recent attacks occurred, but they signify a resurgence of the threat posed by Carbanak. These attacks have been documented by various cybersecurity sources, including an article on the Security Affairs website. In the context of defense against Carbanak cyberattacks, a script was identified that was similar to one previously documented in the Trustwave report "Operation Grand Mars: Defending Against Carbanak Cyber Attacks." The script contained the same XOR key but did not achieve persistence, suggesting that while there are similarities with past instances of the malware, there may be variations in its behavior or capabilities. As Carbanak continues to evolve and reappear in new attacks, ongoing vigilance and robust cybersecurity measures remain crucial.
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Anunak
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Sangria Tempest
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Carbanak Group
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ITG14Unspecified
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ITG14, a threat actor identified in the cybersecurity industry, has recently been linked to malicious activities involving the Domino Backdoor. X-Force researchers have found substantial evidence connecting the Domino Backdoor to ITG14’s Carbanak Backdoor. The Domino Backdoor not only shares signifi
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Source Document References
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MITRE
a year ago
Behind the CARBANAK Backdoor | Mandiant
MITRE
a year ago
The Great Bank Robbery: the Carbanak APT
MITRE
a year ago
APT-style bank robberies increase with Metel, GCMAN and Carbanak 2.0 attacks
GovCERT CH
a year ago
The Rise of Dridex and the Role of ESPs
MITRE
a year ago
FIN7 Recruits Talent For Push Into Ransomware
MITRE
a year ago
FIN7 Backdoor Masquerades as Ethical Hacking Tool
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Alert: Carbanak Malware Strikes Again With Updated Tactics
SecurityIntelligence.com
a year ago
Ex-Conti and FIN7 Actors Collaborate with New Domino Backdoor
SecurityIntelligence.com
a year ago
Ex-Conti and FIN7 Actors Collaborate with New Domino Backdoor
MITRE
a year ago
Mahalo FIN7: Responding to the Criminal Operators’ New Tools and Techniques | Mandiant
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Carbanak is Back with a New Spreading Tactic – Gridinsoft Blogs | #cybercrime | #infosec | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Carbanak malware returned in ransomware attacks | #ransomware | #cybercrime | National Cyber Security Consulting
MITRE
a year ago
FIN7 Spear Phishing Campaign Targets Personnel Involved in SEC Filings « FIN7 Spear Phishing Campaign Targets Personnel Involved in SEC Filings
Securityaffairs
5 months ago
Carbanak malware returned in ransomware attacks
MITRE
6 months ago
FIN7 Power Hour: Adversary Archaeology and the Evolution of FIN7
MITRE
a year ago
FIN7 Revisited: Inside Astra Panel and SQLRat Malware
MITRE
a year ago
Silence – a new Trojan attacking financial organizations
MITRE
a year ago
Ransomware 2020: Attack Trends Affecting Organizations Worldwide
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Backdoor.Win32 Carbanak (Anunak) / Named Pipe Null DACL - CXSecurity.com
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Ransomware attacks in November rise 67% from 2022