Wordfence cybersecurity experts: The flaw affects versions 1.5.1 to 1.6.0. Update the plugin now!
Technical analysis by the Malware Hunter JAMESWT
Quakbot “signed” campaign continues to spread worldwide with new company certificates and links
Quakbot signed global campaign continues to spread. There are new malicious mails on the wild, distributed by cybercrime with same template and xls attachment, but new links. It exploits company certificates to sign the executable. Last one involves “Hairis LLC”. The objective is to decept the anti virus and let the victims download and install the malicious file through the attachment and a link. Criminal hackers for this purpose are exploiting organizations from different countries. In the last period have been used many signatures. They include those related to:
Mislean Software Limited
Master Networking s.r.o.
DocsGen Software Solutions Inc.
Digital Capital Management Ireland Limited
Equal Cash Technologies Limited
Korist Networks Incorporated
Akhirah Technologies Inc.
Bamboo Connect s.r.o.
OLIMP STROI OOO
Cubic Information Systems UAB
Highweb Ireland Operations Limited
THREE D CORPORATION PTY LTD
The malware is a banking trojan with worm capabilites
The QuakBot (aka Qbot) malware is a modular cybercrime banking trojan known to target businesses to steal money from their online banking accounts. It features worm capabilities to self-replicate through shared drives and removable media. The code uses powerful information-stealing features to spy on users’ banking activity.
Two email samples detected by abuse_ch