In fact the downloader was exfiltrating
and uploading data and files to and from the infected device.
Moreover, as we dived deeper into the investigation, we discovered several spyware tools for Windows that form an implant for exfiltrating
sensitive data on a targeted machine.
Indeed, with only three detections, many would consider the original Excel infection vector to be a false positive and do no further investigation or remediation of this attack." The payload delivered by the Excel scriptlet is Loki, a notorious credential stealer malware tuned to focus on exfiltrating
usernames and passwords.
Today's growing number of insider threats, which involve exfiltrating
data, sabotaging and manipulating corporate data and IT systems, have created more complex set of challenges for U.S.
Unlike traditional access control mechanisms that cannot cope with an insider threat (i.e., the threat of an authorized user exfiltrating
data), the national lab restricts mechanisms that can be used to access and read that data in order to perform data exfiltration.
This will make it more difficult for cyber criminals because they will need to find a staging server to transfer data onto before exfiltrating
data to their destination.
SlemBunk samples exhibit a range of characteristics such as running in the background and monitoring the active running processes, detecting the launch of specified legitimate apps and intelligently displaying corresponding fake login interfaces, hijacking user credentials and transmitting to a remote command-and-control (CnC) server, harvesting and exfiltrating
sensitive device information to the CnC servers, receiving and executing remote commands sent through text messages and network traffic, and persisting on the infected device via device administrator privilege.
"There's another difficulty, which is exfiltrating
these individuals out of Syria.
Outside air infiltrates around lower level windows to replace the warm, moist air exfiltrating
around the upper-level windows through the stack effect in all buildings: Warm air rises.
Today it is clear that prevention is not enough, the cases reported almost every day show that it is easy for an opponent to take control of one or more internal systems and once inside an organisation they sit silently, sometimes for months, searching and exfiltrating
information that will eventually be exposed on the Internet, end up in competitors' hands, or used as a means to negotiate a ransom.
Such attacks can lay hidden for weeks, months or even years, exfiltrating
data and sending it out to the attackers all the while, it said.