Lunch Time Nibbles – 2022-12-09


Welcome to another Lunch Time breakout:

MuddyWater Hackers Target Asian and Middle East Countries with Updated Tactics
The Iran-linked MuddyWater threat actor has been observed targeting several countries in the Middle East as well as Central and West Asia as part of a new spear-phishing activity.
“The campaign has been observed targeting Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Tajikistan, and the United Arab Emirates,” Deep Instinct researcher Simon Kenin said in a technical write-up.
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Researchers Uncover New Drokbk Malware that Uses GitHub as a Dead Drop Resolver
The subgroup of an Iranian nation-state group known as Nemesis Kitten has been attributed as behind a previously undocumented custom malware dubbed Drokbk that uses GitHub as a dead drop resolver to exfiltrate data from an infected computer, or to receive commands.
“The use of GitHub as a virtual dead drop helps the malware blend in,” Secureworks principal researcher Rafe Pilling said. “All the
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