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Microsoft has warned about a new type of malware that has triggered payload alerts on nearly 1,000 organizations’ devices since Q4 2022. This dangerous new code is used to deploy ransomware.
Coded “Raspberry Robin”, this unusually named worm malware was responsible for a recent telecommunications attack in December 2022. This includes telecommunications entities in Latin America, Oceania (Australia), and Europe. Raspberry Robin is usually introduced via an infected removable drive (often a USB device). Contained Malware is usually associated with “.LNK” files and is activated by double-clicking on this file reference.
Explore this new cybersecurity threat digital journal I’m Terry Olaes, Senior Technical Director at Skybox Security.
Olaes begins by looking at common specific threats and malware issues, stating: , in 2021
Regarding recent incidents, Olaes said: analyzed. ”
Olaes’ analysis goes further into the origins of malicious code.
Regarding how the threat manifests itself, Olaes said: With this recent update, Raspberry Robin has significantly improved its obfuscation layers (10+) and evasion capabilities, leveraging proven human behavior (inserting an unknown USB drive) to establish access. It highlights the constant innovation available to malicious actors. ”
To protect your business from such incidents, Olaes recommends: A key step in reducing malware is increasing the overall maturity of an organization’s vulnerability management program to ensure rapid remediation rather than focusing on time-consuming and costly remediation efforts. am. ”
Olaes also advises: