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Marap modular downloader opens the doors to further attacks

Researchers discovered a new modular downloader, tracked as Marap malware, that is being used in large campaigns targeting financial institutions.

Researchers from Proofpoint have spotted a new modular downloader in large campaigns targeting financial institutions, experts believe the malicious code could be used to deliver additional malware in future attacks.

Earlier August, Proofpoint reported several large email campaigns delivering millions of messages with the intent of spreading the modular Marap malware. The modular structure of the Marap malware allows the attackers to add new attack features and to deliver additional payload in infected systems.

“Proofpoint researchers recently discovered a new downloader malware in a fairly large campaign (millions of messages) primarily targeting financial institutions. The malware, dubbed “Marap” (“param” backwards), is notable for its focused functionality that includes the ability to download other modules and payloads.”...(continued)

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