Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky`s GReATAs a computer-sciences engineer, Pierre walked his first miles on the cybersecurity road pentesting industrial systems and designing security architectures, applications and operating systems for critical infrastructures. He then worked for eight years within French government (ANSSI, MoD), where he notably designed national cybersecurity crisis plans, conducted large-scale incident-response operations on critical infrastructures, managed a threat-intelligence team, and drove international partnerships. Pierre also worked as CISO for a multinational corporation. Pierre is an organized and creative thinker, who likes tuning all the knobs to get actionable results – from embedded microcontrollers development to policies. He joined Kaspersky GReAT in 2020 to get his hands back on threat-intelligence operations.
We continue to track the BlueNoroff group’s activities and this October we observed the adoption of new malware strains in its arsenal.
In this report, we compare the ROADSWEEP ransomware and ZEROCLEARE wiper versions used in two waves of attacks against Albanian government organizations.
While hunting for less common Deathstalker intrusions, we identified a new Janicab variant used in targeting legal entities in the Middle East throughout 2020.
This is our latest summary of advanced persistent threat (APT) activities, focusing on events that we observed during Q3 2022.