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New Adwind Campaign Targets Linux, Windows, and macOS

Adwind remote access Trojan (RAT) samples detected in a recently campaign were configured to gain persistence on Linux, Windows, and macOS systems, Cisco Talos warns.

The attacks featured the Adwind 3.0 RAT and employed a variant of the Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) code injection attack on Microsoft Excel, ReversingLabs and Cisco Talos security researchers discovered.

The campaign started on August 26 and mainly targeted users in Turkey, with 75% of the observed requests made from that country. Some of the victims were located in Germany, likely members of the Turkish community there. The spam emails carrying malicious documents were written in Turkish.

The attackers used at least two different droppers for their malicious payload, in the form of CSV and XLT files. Both of them, however, would leverage a new variant of the DDE code injection attack, one that remained undetected until now.

In a report published Monday, Talos’ researchers explain that the dropper can actually...(continued)

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