A new loader-type malware adopted a technique similar to Process Doppelgänging and spread like wildfire in the last year and half. This loader is a significant threat, besides GandCrab, that closed up shop earlier this year, it delivers over a dozen other payloads like FormBook, LokiBot, SmokeLoader, AZORult, NetWire, njRat and Pony stealer.
This year is coming to an end. The media headlines were constantly reporting massive attacks and breaches. We expect nothing less in 2018.
WHAT IS PROCESS DOPPELGANGING?
Process Doppelganging is a technique that allows bypassing real-time file scanning of all tested AV and NGAV products on Microsoft Windows starting from Windows Vista. It was first shown by a team of researchers from enSilo during BlackHat Europe 2017 on December 7th in London.
enSilo is real-time endpoint security software that protects against Process Doppelganging (and lots more). See the on-demand webinar of Lost in Transaction: Process Doppelganging featured at BlackHat Europe.