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Cobalt Gang Uses New Hacking Tool Against Financial Institutions

The financially motivated Cobalt Gang has been targeting financial institutions with a new hacking tool dubbed SpicyOmelette, which is typically delivered through a phishing email with a shortened link that downloads the tool. SpicyOmelette scans for the presence of 29 antivirus tools and adopts multiple defence evasion techniques to avoid detection. It can also siphon machine information, run software application lists, and install additional malware payloads. The group remains active even after a key member, who had been described as the group’s ‘mastermind’, was arrested earlier this year.

[1] Cyber crime group 'Cobalt' still chasing big financial targets
[2] Cybercriminals Increasingly Trying to Ensnare the Big Financial Fish

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