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Alert: Water Curupira Hackers Actively Distributing PikaBot Loader Malware
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Alert: Water Curupira Hackers Actively Distributing PikaBot Loader Malware

In 2023, the PikaBot loader malware was seen to be actively distributed by a threat actor known as Water Curupira as a component of spam campaigns. "PikaBot's operators ran phishing campaigns, targeting victims via its two components — a loader and a core module — which enabled unauthorized remote access and allowed the execution of arbitrary commands through an established connection with their command-and-control (C&C) server," Trend Micro stated in a report released today. The first quarter of 2023 saw the start of the activity, which continued until the end of June before picking back up in September. Additionally, it is similar to previous efforts that employed similar strategies to transmit QakBot, particularly those coordinated by cybercrime organizations read more Water ...