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Blog OSINT Threat Report: Pony, njRAT, Trickbot Still Rampant, DHS Issues Statement About Increased Cyber Attacks - Week of July 15

OSINT Threat Report: Pony, njRAT, Trickbot Still Rampant, DHS Issues Statement About Increased Cyber Attacks - Week of July 15

Welcome to our OSINT Threat Report, a weekly digest of trending threats reported by TruSTAR platform users. Related posts here. 

Pony, njRAT, Trickbot Still Rampant

This week we are seeing Pony/Fareit activity as the most reported activity on TruSTAR. This is followed by njRAT and Trickbot. On July 15th a new variant of NJRAT was found, so that may be part of the increased reporting of that activity. Also, recall from our previous reporting that Trickbot is part of several successful attack tool chains and, given recent reporting that it captured some 250 million email addresses in its phishing campaigns, expect that to stay among top reporting for some time to come.

U.S. Military Warns Against Increased Exploits

Last week the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to U.S. businesses about cyber-activity from Iranian hackers. ZDNet published an excerpt: "The silent cyber-war between the two countries is expected to continue, and now, CISA leadership is warning U.S. businesses to take protective measures against the most common hacking techniques employed by known Iranian threat actors, such as Spear-phishing, Credential stuffing, Password spraying, Data wipers." 

We interpret this warning as a potential higher cost for compromise, since bad-actors may be increasingly delivering wiping malware and looking to do greater damage. Forbes states that "...one of the fears expressed by analysts after the military cyber strike was that Iran might elect to increase its cyber activity in the broader non-governmental sector."

Be vigilant, folks. 

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