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Increase In Attack: SocGholish

Posted by Krishnan Subramanian on Dec 17, 2020

Menlo Labs has uncovered a increase in a drive-by attack that impersonates legitimate browser, Flash, and Microsoft Teams updates

 

In the last two months, the Menlo Labs team has witnessed a surge in drive-by download attacks that use the “SocGholish” framework to infect victims. This particular framework is known to be widely used to deliver malicious payloads by masquerading as a legitimate software update. Isolation prevents this type of attack from delivering its payload to the endpoint. Here’s what we know.

 

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Tags: drive-bys, SocGholish, social engineering, Chrome update, browser update, Microsoft Teams update, malicious ZIP file, malicious download, Firefox update, Flash update

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