Results for Artem Semenchenko

Threat Research

Circle of the Fraud: New Waves Of Attacks

FortiGuard continues to investigate a series of attacks targeted at Bitcoin users. In our previous article, we discovered a numbers of fake websites registered by the perpetrators of these attacks in late 2017. We assumed at the time that these websites would soon be used for another series of attacks. And now, we have found proof of such attacks. During our new investigation we also discovered a number of tools used by the criminals for malicious documents crafting.

By Artem SemenchenkoFebruary 28, 2018

Threat Research

Saudi Organizations Targeted by Resurfaced Shamoon Disk-Wiping Malware

FortiGuard is currently investigating a new wave of attacks targeting kingdom of Saudi Arabia organizations that use an updated version of the Shamoon malware (also known as DistTrack.) We described this malware in detail a few months ago in a previous article. The key features of that version remain the same, yet some voluntary changes are taking place: Images used. Shamoon still overwrites files with an image of the drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi, but this time the picture size is different. In November 2016 it was using a picture...

By Artem SemenchenkoJanuary 30, 2017