Blog Posts by Blake Eakin

Blake Eakin
Threat Researcher
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12/13/2023
5 min read
Former DarkSide ransomware affiliate distributing trojanized installers via malvertising
Recently, the ConnectWise Cyber Research Unit™ has observed several incidents stemming from malvertising campaigns. Learn more about these incidents and how they’re impacting the cyberthreat landscape.
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Cybersecurity
10/25/2023
8 min read
Reviewing Qakbot loader sequences: Part 4
In the fourth and final installment of our Qakbot series, discover threat techniques that were used to evade defenses by requiring minimal user interaction and maintaining a low level of suspicion.
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Cybersecurity
10/18/2023
12 min read
Reviewing Qakbot loader sequences: Part 3
In Part 3 of our Qakbot blog series, we dive into DLL execution paths, which paths Qakbot primarily used, and how they can be used to identify suspicious behaviors and indicate malicious activity.
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Cybersecurity
10/11/2023
12 min read
Reviewing Qakbot loader sequences: Part 2
In the second installment of this multi-part series, explore varying phishing payload methods used by Qakbot to carry out cyberattacks and discover how they can help with threat detection and remediation.
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Cybersecurity
10/04/2023
8 min read
Reviewing Qakbot loader sequences: Part 1
Following the recent takedown of Qakbot infrastructure, explore the threat techniques they leveraged to infiltrate secure systems and gain valuable insight into what they may do next.
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Cybersecurity
06/09/2023
9 min read
SmashJacker
The CRU uncovered a campaign spanning back to at least October of 2022 pushing a persistent Chromium extension via software, game, and movie pirating web pages that we are referring to as SmashJacker.
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