DatAlert discovers new malware strain, active C2 server

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The Varonis Security Research team discovered a global cyber attack campaign leveraging a new strain of the Qbot banking malware.

The attack was initially detected by Varonis DatAlert which alerted one of our North American customers of dropper activity, internal lateral movement, and suspicious network activity.

The discovery has already made headlines as it’s actively impacting thousands of victims across the globe.

The full analysis and IOCs from our research lab can be found on our blog:

https://www.varonis.com/blog/varonis-discovers-global-cyber-campaign-qbot/

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Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies. Varonis focuses on protecting enterprise data on premises and in the cloud: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; and other intellectual property. The Varonis Data Security Platform detects insider threats and cyberattacks by analyzing data, account activity and user behavior; prevents and limits disaster by locking down sensitive and stale data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation. With a focus on data security, Varonis serves a variety of use cases including governance, compliance, classification, and threat analytics. Varonis started operations in 2005 and, as of December 31, 2017, had approximately 6,250 customers worldwide — comprised of industry leaders in many sectors including technology, consumer, retail, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, media, and education.
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