Goldeneye

Threat Actor Profile Updated 25 days ago
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GoldenEye is a recognized threat actor in the cybersecurity world, known for its malicious activities. It's often considered a variant of Petya and has been referred to as WannaCry's sibling due to similarities in their operations. GoldenEye appears to be an adaptation of another source code on GitHub that supports various types of Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks, including HTTP GET, HULK, TLS, and basic TCP and UDP. This botnet is versatile and capable of launching significant cyber threats. In previous incidents, it was noted that the threat actors behind ExPetr were technically unable to decrypt Master File Table (MFT) that was encrypted with the GoldenEye component. This suggests that GoldenEye could potentially be used in more destructive ways than ransomware, as it can cause permanent data loss. A new malware variant distinct from Petya has surfaced recently, receiving various names such as Petrwrap and GoldenEye, indicating the persistent evolution of this threat actor. Interestingly, GoldenEye has also been linked with non-malicious activities. For example, EXtas1stv, known for leaking Microsoft and Bethesda-related news, reported the arrival of GoldenEye 007 on Game Pass. Furthermore, Appin offered a tool named "MyCommando," also known as GoldenEye, which allowed customers to securely log in, view and download campaign-specific data, choose task options ranging from open-source research to social engineering to a Trojan campaign. However, given the notoriety of the GoldenEye name in the cybersecurity industry, it's crucial to differentiate between these different uses.
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Petya is a type of malware, specifically ransomware, that infected Windows-based systems primarily through phishing emails. It was notorious for its ability to disrupt operations and hold data hostage for ransom. Petya, along with other types of ransomware like WannaCry, NotPetya, TeslaCrypt, and Da
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CERT-EU
5 months ago
Examples of Past and Current Attacks | #ransomware | #cybercrime | National Cyber Security Consulting
MITRE
a year ago
New Ransomware Variant "Nyetya" Compromises Systems Worldwide
CERT-EU
6 months ago
Indian Hack-for-Hire Group Targeted U.S., China, and More for Over 10 Years
CERT-EU
a year ago
Soul Hackers 2 Is Reportedly Coming Soon To Xbox Game Pass | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker - National Cyber Security
Fortinet
a year ago
2022 IoT Threat Review | FortiGuard Labs
MITRE
a year ago
Bad Rabbit ransomware