Storm-0978

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Storm-0978, also known as RomCom or DEV-0978, is a threat actor group alleged to have connections with Russia. Microsoft, in a blog post published on July 11, 2023, accused this group of exploiting the vulnerability CVE-2023-36884 to install backdoors on target systems. The cybersecurity industry has identified Storm-0978 as a significant entity executing actions with malicious intent, possibly backed by a government entity. The group's activities primarily revolve around a phishing campaign that targets defense and government entities across Europe and North America. They employ bait related to the Ukrainian World Congress, a non-profit organization representing all Ukrainian public organizations in diaspora, to lure their targets. This sophisticated approach suggests financial and espionage motives behind their operations. For individuals with experience in cybersecurity, it is strongly recommended to carefully review the Threat Intelligence post about Storm-0978. Understanding the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of such threat actors is crucial in developing robust defenses and effective countermeasures. Awareness and preparedness remain key elements in combating these evolving cyber threats.
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RomCom
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RomCom is a type of malware, specifically a Remote Access Trojan (RAT), that has been linked to several cyber-attacks across Europe and North America. It was first identified in spring 2022, when third-party and open-source reports highlighted a potential connection between Cuba ransomware actors, R
Romcom Backdoor
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The RomCom backdoor, a malicious software, is primarily used by the threat actor Void Rabisu, also known as Tropical Scorpius or Storm-0978. This malware has been associated with Cuba ransomware and has been notably deployed in cyberespionage activities, shifting away from opportunistic ransomware a
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CVE-2023-36884Unspecified
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CVE-2023-36884 is a significant software vulnerability discovered in Microsoft Windows, Server, Office, and Outlook. It is a flaw in the software design or implementation that allows for remote code execution (RCE), specifically in the Windows Search security feature. This vulnerability was being ac
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Malwarebytes
a year ago
Zero-day deploys remote code execution vulnerability via Word documents
CERT-EU
a year ago
Microsoft scrambles zero-day fixes in bumper patch crop
CERT-EU
a year ago
Cyber Storm Unleashed: Unmasking STORM-0978’s Exploitation of the CVE-2023-36884 Vulnerability
CERT-EU
a year ago
Four zero-days make July 's Patch Tuesday a 'patch now' update