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Iran-linked group OilRig used a new Trojan called OopsIE in recent attacks

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According to malware researchers at Palo alto Networks, the Iran-linkedOilRig APT group is now using a newTrojan called OopsIE.

The Iran-linkedOilRig APT group is now using a newTrojan called OopsIE, experts at Palo Alto Networks observed the new malware being used inrecent attacks against an insurance agency and a financial institution in the Middle East.

One of the attacks relied on a variant of the ThreeDollars delivery document, the same malicious document was sent by the threat actor to the UAE government to deliver the ISMInjector Trojan.

In the second attack detected by PaloAlto, the OilRig hackersattempted to deliver the malicious code via a link in a spear phishing message.

“On January 8, 2018, Unit 42 observed the OilRig threat group carry out an attack on an insurance agency based in the Middle East. Just over a week later, on January 16, 2018, we observed an attack on a Middle Eastern financial institution. In both attacks, the OilRig group attempted to deliver...(continued)

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