Developing a Hidden Virtual File System Capability That Emulates the Uroburos Rootkit

A few years ago, I read the “Uroburos: The Snake Rootkit” [1] paper written by Artem Baranov and Deresz and was captivated by the hidden kernel-mode Virtual File System (VFS) functionality implemented within Uroburos. Later, I decided to learn Windows device driver programming and thought replicating this functionality within my own rootkit would be an […]

The Click Heard Around the World

Typing Click

On April 19, 1775, the American Revolutionary War began at Middlesex County in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. While it’s actually hard to define a specific “first shot”, Ralph Waldo Emerson immortalized his view of the event in the “Concord Hymn” which begins with the following familiar stanza: By the rude bridge that arched the […]

North Korean Lazarus APT phishing defense contractors

North Korean Lazarus APT phishing defense contractors

A new cyber attack campaign launched by North Korean APT Lazarus Group is targeting the military defense industry. Lazarus weaponized two documents related to job opportunities from Lockheed Martin in the spear phishing attack. The discovery was made January 18, 2022. Here’s what you need to know: What might the hackers be looking for? North […]