Newly discovered Loki Bot Malware spreading as a .iso extension that targets Corporate network and applications to steal passwords from Browsers, Messaging Applications, Mail & FTP Clients.

Recently it was observed by Kaspersky researchers that the malware mainly targeting corporate networks around the world and gain a large amount of sensitive information.

Loki Bot Malware also capable of stealing cryptocurrency wallets and share the stolen data into attacker via its Command & Control server.

Hackers using Email as a primary malware distribution medium that contains an attachment with a .iso extension.

ISO images are copies of optical discs that can be mounted in a virtual CD/DVD drive to be used in the same way as the originals.

We need to access the dedicated software in order to open the IOS files and user needs to double-click the file to open it. So attacker using this function to delivering malware

Malspam Email with Loki Bot Malware

Email sending to corporate Email ID’s that were collected by cybercriminals from Publically available data or from the companies own websites.

Spam Emails contain some of the fake notification that indicates the mail coming from well-known companies which is one of the popular tricks that mostly used by Malicious hackers.

Another method is criminals sending weaponized financial documents such as invoices, transfers, and payments.

Also, attackers use to send fake ordering forms such as posing as customers placing an order, or the vendor offering their goods or services.

According to Kaspersky observation Every year there is an increase in spam attacks on the corporate sector. The perpetrators have used phishing and malicious spam, including forged business emails, in their pursuit of confidential corporate information: intellectual property, authentication data, databases, bank accounts, etc.

Spam continues to be a top attack vector used by cybercriminals for decades. Spam click rates increased in 2018, so far 14.2 percent of spam that delivered in the inbox are clicked, whereas in 2017 the click rate is 13.4%.

How to stay safe

1. Have a unique Email address.
2. Do not open any attachments without proper validation.
3. Don’t open emails voluntary emails.
4. Use Spam filters & Antispam gateways.
5. Never respond to any spam emails.

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BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.


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