PUNCHTRACK

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Punchtrack is a malicious software (malware) utilized by the cybercrime group FIN8 to exploit and damage computer systems, particularly Point-of-Sale (PoS) systems. This malware infiltrates systems through dubious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user, with the intent to steal personal information, disrupt operations, or hold data for ransom. The FIN8 group, known for its use of sophisticated tools like Punchtrack and BADHATCH, has been active since 2016. They are notorious for their application of obfuscation and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to remotely launch their POS-scraping malware, with the 2017 activity marking an early implementation of these evasion techniques. FireEye, a cybersecurity firm, has investigated numerous breaches instigated by FIN8 and discovered that the group had access to relatively advanced tools. These include a previously unknown elevation of privilege (EoP) exploit and an unnamed point of sale (POS) memory scraping tool referred to as PUNCHTRACK. Over the past year, this group has maintained a consistent modus operandi, using similar infrastructure, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). They are unique in their usage of the downloader PUNCHBUGGY and POS malware PUNCHTRACK. To mitigate the threat posed by Punchtrack and other associated malware, FireEye products and services identify this activity under various labels such as Exploit.doc.MVX, Malware.Binary.Doc, PUNCHBUGGY, Malware.Binary.exe, and PUNCHTRACK within their user interfaces. By identifying and understanding these threats, users can better protect their systems against potential breaches and minimize the risk of data theft.
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BADHATCH
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Badhatch is a backdoor malware that has been in use since 2019, primarily by the cybercriminal group known as Syssphinx. The malware is designed to exploit and damage computer systems, often infiltrating them through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites without the user's knowledge. Once inside
PUNCHBUGGY
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PunchBuggy is a highly sophisticated malware that was observed by Morphisec Labs between March and May 2019. It is a backdoor malware that targets machines within the network of a customer in the hotel-entertainment industry. The malware is spread through Microsoft Word documents with embedded macro
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FIN8Unspecified
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FIN8, also known as Syssphinx, is a financially motivated cybercrime group that has been active since at least January 2016. This threat actor is notorious for targeting organizations across various sectors including hospitality, retail, entertainment, insurance, technology, chemicals, and finance.
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MITRE
7 months ago
Obfuscation in the Wild: Targeted Attackers Lead the Way in Evasion Techniques « Threat Research Blog
Securityaffairs
a year ago
FIN8-linked actor targets Citrix NetScaler systems
Securityaffairs
a year ago
FIN8 Group spotted delivering the BlackCat Ransomware
CERT-EU
a year ago
FIN8 Group Using Modified Sardonic Backdoor for BlackCat Ransomware Attacks
MITRE
a year ago
Threat Actor Leverages Windows Zero-day Exploit in Payment Card Data Attacks | Mandiant