Adwind Remote Access Trojan

Attackers are targeting entities from the utility industry with the Adwind Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware via a malspam campaign that uses URL redirection to malicious payloads.

Adwind (also known as jRAT, AlienSpy, JSocket, and Sockrat) is distributed by its developers to threat actors under a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) model and it is capable of evading detection by most major anti-malware solutions.

While the Adwind Trojan manages to avoid detection by some anti-malware solutions, sandbox- and behavior-based antivirus software should be capable of detecting and block it successfully.

Source: BleepingComputer

How do you protect yourself?

Proper security measures must be in place to defend against Adwind remote access trojan and similar threats. Ensure your systems have the latest patches installed. Having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from malware.


CVE-2019-13602


VideoLAN has released security updates for the VLC media player that address multiple vulnerabilities.

A remote user could create a specifically crafted file that could trigger issues ranging from buffer overflows to division by zero. If successful, a malicious third party could trigger either a crash of VLC or an arbitratry code execution with the privileges of the target user.

Source: VideoLAN

How do you protect yourself?

Update the VLC media player to VLC media player 3.0.8.


NanoCore Remote Access Trojan


A new version of a powerful form of trojan malware is being offered on the dark web for free, with one cybersecurity company warning this could lead to a rise in attacks targeting passwords, bank details and other personal information, even by crooks with limited technical skills.

Uncovered by security researchers at LMNTRIX Labs, NanoCore v1.2.2 offers users a variety of attacks against Windows systems, including the ability to steal passwords, perform keylogging and secretly record audio and video footage using the webcam.

Source: ZDNet

How do you protect yourself?

Proper security measures must be in place to defend against NanoCore remote access trojan and similar threats. Ensure your systems have the latest patches installed. Backing up your data and having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from malware.