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Introduction:

This study gives a general overview of the HijackLoader virus, emphasising its traits, related dangers, and suggested security precautions. It also discusses new attack vectors and recent updates connected to this malware.

Upgrade and New Threat Vector:

HijackLoader appears to be changing all the time, according to recent developments. Though it didn't come with any advanced features at first and had subpar code, as it becomes more and more popular, threat actors may start using it more frequently. It is essential to be informed on the most recent advancements as new danger vectors and infection techniques could appear over time.

Indicators of Compromise (IOCs):

Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) are crucial for identifying potential HijackLoader infections. The following IOCs have been associated with this malware:

Domains:

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URLs:

https://www.4sync.com/web/directDownload/KFtZys

SHA256 Hashes:

  • 04c0a4f3b5f787a0c9fa8f6d8ef19e01097185dd1f2ba40ae4bbebec9c3a7a0c9c9c9c9fa8d8ef19e010985dd1f4b3b5f7a0c9fa8d8ef19e01097185dd1f2ba40
  • 693cace37b4b6fed2ca6790906c7a4b1c11273110561a207a22aa4e62fb6fed2c
  • 6b1621bded06b082f83c731319c9deb2fdf751a4cec1d1d1b2b2b2b8c082f83c731319c9Fd2
  • 7bd39678ac3452bf55359b44c5192b79412ce61a82cd72e72e72eef88f91aba5792ee66
  • E67790b394f5238908fcc326a9db940b200d9b90cbb45f0fb940fb0ffa94038db50

Preventive Measures:

Organisations should think about the following precautions to reduce the danger provided by HijackLoader and related threats:

  • Update and patch operating systems and applications frequently.
  • Use endpoint security products that are reliable and have behavioural analysis tools.
  • Install IDS/IPS (intrusion detection and prevention systems).
  • Employees should receive training on cybersecurity best practises and the risks of phishing emails.
  • Keep an eye out for strange patterns and actions in network traffic.
  • To respond quickly to possible infections, keep a thorough incident response plan in place.

Conclusion:

Concerning malware downloader HijackLoader exposes organisations to risk by disseminating multiple malware families. Its modular design and evasive strategies make it difficult to identify and counteract. Organisations must maintain vigilance, improve their security protocols, and keep up of new threat vectors and IOCs in order to protect against this danger.

Reference: 

https://thehackernews.com/2023/09/new-hijackloader-modular-malware-loader.html

https://1275.ru/ioc/2536/hijackloader-malware-iocs/

https://securityaffairs.com/150617/cyber-crime/hijackloader-loader.html 

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