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Monthly Security Digest for February

Every month, we are covering the major security events for our clients. Please find an exclusive selection below.

Spear Phishing Attacks Target Ukraine
Security researchers have uncovered an attack campaign that involves spear-phishing targeting Ukrainian government organizations. According to the researchers at PaloAlto the phishing email consists of a Word document attached that contained a malicious JavaScript file that would download and install a payload know as SaintBot and OutSteel. […]

FritzFrog P2P Botnet Resurfaces
The FritzFrog peer-to-peer botnet has resurfaced after a year and has compromised servers belonging to healthcare, education, and government sectors according to the researchers at Akamai Threat Labs. The botnet has infected a total of 1,500 hosts within the span of one month. […]

Cobalt strike Being Distributed Through Microsoft SQL Database Server
Attackers are targeting vulnerable internet-facing Microsoft SQL (MS SQL) to deploy the Cobalt Strike adversary simulation tool as part of a new campaign. The attacks are being carried out by exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities, brute force, and dictionary attacks. […]

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