Experts Uncover New Evasive SquidLoader Malware Targeting Chinese Organizations

Researchers studying cybersecurity have discovered SquidLoader, a novel evasive malware loader that propagates through phishing schemes directed at Chinese enterprises.

The malware has features intended to defy static and dynamic analysis and eventually elude detection, according to AT&T LevelBlue Labs, which first saw it in late April 2024.

Attack chains employ phishing emails with attachments that seem like Microsoft Word documents but are actually binaries that allow the malware to be executed. The malware is then used to retrieve Cobalt Strike and other second-stage shellcode payloads from a remote server.

Security researcher Fernando Dominguez stated that these loaders have sophisticated evasion read more about Experts Uncover New Evasive SquidLoader Malware Targeting Chinese Organizations.

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