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The Hacker Group FIN7 is back with a campaign that includes a novel backdoor and other new malignant tools . Fin7 is considered one of the most important threats and has severely damaged numerous financial companies worldwide.

The money-aligned group, which is also known under the name of Carbanak, has specialized in BEC fraud (business email compromise) and the penetration in POS systems (point-of-sale). The group tries to steal payment card data from consumers, and has constantly developed and refined their attacking methods in recent years.

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Recently, Cybersecurity researchers brought FIN7 with operators of Ransomware, including Revil, DarkMatter and AlphV. Despite the arrests and the conviction of high-ranking FIN7 members, the attack waves continue, with the recent involving the use of novel malware, the inclusion of "new initial access vectors and a probable shift of monetization strategies", so mandiant.

In a detailed report on the recent activity of the threat factory, Mandiant said that FIN7 has developed its initial burglary methods beyond BEC fraud and phishing experiments beyond. Now the group also uses supply chains, RDP and stolen credentials to enter corporate networks.

The researchers also found that a new "novel" backdoor is preferred in recent attacks. The PowerShell-based backdoor - also known as Killack - is provided via Griffon, a lightweight Java implant, and serves to maintain permanent access to a target system and steal information, including credentials.

Mandiant has also identified several campaigns as the fin7 work. A total of eight separate, non-categorized (UNC) threat groups were merged with FIN7 activities, and another 17 are suspected of having connections to the cybercriminal organization.

"In the course of its development, Fin7 has increased the pace of its operations, the scope of their attacks and possibly even their relationships with other ransomware operations in the cybercriminal substrate," says Mandiant.

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