New SocGholish Malware Variant Uses Zip Compression & Evasive Techniques
Readers of this blog should already be familiar with SocGholish: a widespread, years-long malware campaign aimed at pushing fake browser updates to unsuspecting web users.
Once installed, fake browser updates infect the victim’s computer with various types of malware including remote access trojans (RATs). SocGholish malware is often the first step in severe targeted ransomware attacks against corporations and other organizations.
Since the beginning of 2022, SiteCheck has detected different variations of SocGholish malware over 54,000 times.