HP Wolf Security’s latest Threat Insights Report sheds light on cybercriminals’ use of Living-off-the-Land techniques to evade detection and breach PCs.


Notable campaigns highlighted in the report include Cat-Phishing users through open redirect vulnerabilities, Living-off-the-BITS technique abusing Windows BITS [1] [2], and HTML smuggling attacks using fake invoices like AsyncRAT [2]. The report underscores the effectiveness of invoice lures in targeting finance departments and stresses the importance of threat containment to prevent malware exfiltration and attacker persistence [2]. HP’s use of hardware-enforced disposable virtual machines isolates and contains high-risk activities [2], offering valuable insights into intrusion techniques and threat actor behavior [1] [2]. Email threats bypassing gateway scanners and document threats relying on exploit code execution are also key points in the report [2].


The report’s findings underscore the need for robust cybersecurity measures to combat evolving cyber threats. Mitigations such as threat containment and hardware-enforced isolation are crucial in preventing malicious activities. As cybercriminals continue to innovate and adapt their tactics, organizations must remain vigilant and proactive in their cybersecurity efforts to safeguard against potential breaches and attacks.


[1] https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-threats/hp-catches-cybercriminals-cat-phishing-users
[2] https://www.therecycler.com/posts/hp-catches-cybercriminals-cat%E2%80%91phishing-users/