The BatLoader follows the common practice that all cybercriminals use to target victims and get maximum output. They prefer to target large organizations, companies, or firms instead of targeting individuals, as the profit of payoff from these firm attacks is huge than targeting potential individuals.
The researchers at VMware Carbon Black stated in their research that the operators of BatLoader are using a dropper to spread a variety of malware tools, along with a banking Trojan, an information stealer, and the Cobalt Strike post-exploit toolkit on the target’s system.
The researchers at VMware also stated that “the threat actors utilize search engine optimization (SEO) poisoning to lure users to downloading the malware from compromised websites.”
The research highlighted the similarity of BatLoader with Conti ransomware. The team at VMware found that some attributes in BatLoader’s attack chain were similar to past incidents in Conti ransomware.
Mandiant, a subsidiary of Google, has also pointed out the similarities in the techniques employed by BatLoader and Conti. However, the team at VMware clearly stated that there is no link to Conti in the origin of the BatLoader.
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