It’s being reported that Security researchers from Proofpoint have discovered a new malware strain that they named Marap and which is currently distributed via massive waves of spam emails carrying malicious attachments (malspam).
Andy Norton, Director of Threat Intelligence at Lastline:
“There is a constant evolution in the tools, techniques and procedures in use by the malicious threat actors. Marap, whilst new, has inherited some code sequences from previous strains of malware. Modlarity is also becoming common amongst the newer generation of loaders. There is increased risk from modular payloads because one infected device may need a completely different set of mitigations than another device infected with the same strain of malware, because each device received a different set of modules.”