Marap


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16th August, 2018  By Linday O'Donnell Threat Post
 
Summary - A new downloader, which has been spotted in an array of recent email campaigns, uses anti-analysis techniques and calls in a system fingerprinting module.
 
A newly discovered downloader malware has been discovered as part of a new campaign primarily targeting financial institutions.
 
Researchers at Proofpoint said today that the downloader – dubbed “Marap” after its command-and-control phone-home parameter, “param,” spelled backwards – is notable for its focused functionality and modular nature, as well as its ability to perform reconnaissance through a systems-fingerprinting module.
 
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A new downloader, which has been spotted in an array of recent email campaigns, uses anti-analysis techniques and calls in a system fingerprinting module.
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Becki321 wrote:

A new downloader, which has been spotted in an array of recent email campaigns, uses anti-analysis techniques and calls in a system fingerprinting module. FaceTime for Android


Marap is indicative of malware becoming more flexible and adopting new tactics to help bad actors evade analysis and add new capabilities, researchers at Proofpoint said: “This new downloader… points to a growing trend of small, versatile malware that give actors flexibility to launch future attacks and identify systems of interest that may lend themselves to more significant compromise.”

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