Talos observed the ongoing campaigns targeting organization leveraging HawkEye Reborn v9 to exfiltrate sensitive information and login credentials.
HawkEye malware kit is active since 2013, it has roboust stealing capabilities, it exfiltrates sensitive information from different applications and sends back to attackers by using FTP, HTTP, and SMTP protocols.
Talos learned a change in ownership of the toolkit at the end of December 2018, after the exchange new version of the toolkit HawkEye Reborn v9 advertised by another threat actor, below is their pricing model.
The campaign found to be active since 2018 and still ongoing, the current version HawkEye Reborn v9 is heavily obfuscated and it is distributed as invoices, bills of materials, order confirmations, and other corporate functions.
With the current campaign, the malware leverages Microsoft Excel files, RTF and DOC files, file sharing platforms such as Dropbox for distributing the malware.
Another interesting characteristic of the malicious documents is that the metadata associated with the document files themselves also matches that found in many of the malicious documents that were previously being used to spread Remcos, Talos noted.
The infection starts with the malformed Excel sheets that exploit code execution vulnerability CVE-2017-11882 in Microsoft Office.
The malware steals information form common web browsers, Filezilla, Beyluxe Messenger, CoreFTP, video game “Minecraft, copy clipboard functions, records screen, and pictures from webcam.
HawkEye Reborn v9 includes MailPassView and WebBrowserPassView freeware tools to exfiltrate credentials.
Indicators of Compromise
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