Posts tagged Research

2 min Research

Defending Against APTs: A Learning Exercise with Kimsuky

The latest research paper coming out of Rapid7 Labs examines the tactics of North Korea’s Kimsuky threat group.

2 min Research

Rapid7 Releases the 2024 Attack Intelligence Report

Today, during our Take Command Summit, we released our 2024 Attack Intelligence Report, which pulls in expertise from our researchers, our detection and response teams, and threat intelligence teams. The result is the clearest picture yet of the expanding attack surface and the threats security professionals face every day. Since the end of 2020, we’ve seen a significant increase in zero-day exploitation, ransomware attacks, and mass compromise incidents impacting many organizations worldwide.

7 min Research

Stories from the SOC Part 2: MSIX Installer Utilizes Telegram Bot to Execute IDAT Loader

In part one of our blog series, we discussed how a Rust based application was used to download and execute the IDAT Loader. In part two of this series, we will be providing analysis of how an MSIX installer led to the download and execution of the IDAT Loader.

2 min Research

Why The External Attack Surface Matters: An analysis into APAC related threat activities

Considerable focus within the cybersecurity industry has been placed on the attack surface of organizations, giving rise to external attack surface management (EASM) technologies as a means to monitor said surface.

9 min Research

The Updated APT Playbook: Tales from the Kimsuky threat actor group

Within Rapid7 Labs we continually track and monitor threat groups. As part of this process, we routinely identify evolving tactics from threat groups in what is an unceasing game of cat and mouse.

19 min Emergent Threat Response

CVE-2024-27198 and CVE-2024-27199: JetBrains TeamCity Multiple Authentication Bypass Vulnerabilities (FIXED)

Rapid7’s vulnerability research team identified two new vulnerabilities affecting JetBrains TeamCity CI/CD server: CVE-2024-27198 and CVE-2024-27199, both of which are authentication bypasses.

3 min Vulnerability Management

High-Risk Vulnerabilities in ConnectWise ScreenConnect

On February 19, 2024 ConnectWise disclosed two vulnerabilities in their ScreenConnect remote access software. Both vulnerabilities affect ScreenConnect 23.9.7 and earlier.

7 min Incident Response

RCE to Sliver: IR Tales from the Field

Rapid7 Incident Response was engaged to investigate an incident involving unauthorized access to two publicly-facing Confluence servers that were the source of multiple malware executions.

2 min Emergent Threat Response

Critical Fortinet FortiOS CVE-2024-21762 Exploited

CVE-2024-21762 is a critical out-of-bounds write vulnerability in Fortinet's FortiOS operating system that is known to have been exploited in the wild. Fortinet SSL VPN vulnerabilities are frequent targets for state-sponsored and other motivated adversaries.

14 min Ransomware

Exploring the (Not So) Secret Code of Black Hunt Ransomware

In this analysis we examined the BlackHunt sample shared on X (formerly Twitter). During our analysis we found notable similarities between BlackHunt ransomware and LockBit, which suggested that it uses leaked code of Lockbit. In addition, it uses some techniques similar to REvil ransomware.

2 min Emergent Threat Response

CVE-2024-0204: Critical Authentication Bypass in Fortra GoAnywhere MFT

On January 22, 2024, Fortra published a security advisory on CVE-2024-0204, a critical authentication bypass affecting its GoAnywhere MFT secure managed file transfer product prior to version 7.4.1.

3 min Emergent Threat Response

Critical CVEs in Outdated Versions of Atlassian Confluence and VMware vCenter Server

Rapid7 is highlighting two critical vulnerabilities in outdated versions of widely deployed software this week. Atlassian disclosed [https://confluence.atlassian.com/security/cve-2023-22527-rce-remote-code-execution-vulnerability-in-confluence-data-center-and-confluence-server-1333990257.html] CVE-2023-22527, a template injection vulnerability in Confluence Server with a maxed-out CVSS score of 10, while VMware pushed a fresh update to its October 2023 vCenter Server advisory [https://www.vmwar

5 min Vulnerability Management

Whispers of Atlantida: Safeguarding Your Digital Treasure

Recently, Rapid7 observed a new stealer named Atlantida. The stealer tricks users to download a malicious file from a compromised website, and uses several evasion techniques such as reflective loading and injection before the stealer is loaded.

4 min Ransomware

2023 Ransomware Stats: A Look Back To Plan Ahead

As we step into 2024, the first victims of ransomware attacks are already being reported. What can the 2023 ransomware stats tell us about the year that was, and how can we use them to plan for the year ahead?

7 min Emergent Threat Response

Zero-Day Exploitation of Ivanti Connect Secure and Policy Secure Gateways

Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure gateways have been exploited in the wild to gain access to corporate networks and conduct a range of nefarious activities, including backdooring legitimate files.