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Latest InQuest™ Blog Posts

ZLoader 4.0 Macrosheets Evolution

Posted on 2020-05-06 by William MacArthur, Amirreza Niakanlahiji, and Pedram Amini

In this blog, we dissect a novel and stealthy Excel Macrosheet fueled malware campaign that currently bypasses most protection stacks to deliver ZLoader to its victims. We trace the earliest occurrence to Monday, May 4th (Star Wars Day), and continue to actively track this evolving campaign.

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Detecting Coercive Lures with OCR

Posted on 2020-05-12 by Josiah Smith

Beyond the capability of identifying, extracting, and exposing malicious content from hundreds of file types. InQuest Deep File Inspection (DFI) utilizes machine vision and optical character recognition (OCR) to identify the social engineering component of a variety of malware lures. This is one of the myriads of techniques that we employ to detect novel malware that may leverage previously unseen pivots.

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InQuest™ Labs Research Spotlight


An Excel Macro Document Reader/Writer for Red Teamers & Analysts.

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Predict whether internet traffic is malicious given historical router traffic data

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PeaceMaker Threat Detection is a Windows kernel-based application that detects advanced techniques used by malware.

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Global Security Events

Ransomware gang asks $42m from NY law firm, threatens to leak dirt on Trump

The criminal group behind the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware is extorting a New York-based law firm, threatening to release sensitive files on the company's celebrity clients unless the firm pays a whopping $42 million ransom demand.

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Texas Courts Won’t Pay Up in Ransomware Attack

A ransomware attack has hit the information technology office that supports Texas appellate courts and judicial agencies, leading to their websites and computer servers being shut down. The office said that it would not pay the ransom.

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Ransomware Attackers Exfiltrate Data From Magellan Health

Magellan Health, a U.S. managed care company that focuses on specialty areas of healthcare, says it was hit by a ransomware attack that involved the exfiltration of specific employee data.

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