CARBANAK Week Part One: A Rare Occurrence
It is very unusual for FLARE to analyze a prolifically-used,
privately-developed backdoor only to later have the source code and
operator tools fall into our laps. Yet this is the extraordinary
circumstance that sets the stage for CARBANAK Week, a four-part blog
series that commences with this post.
CARBANAK is one of the most full-featured backdoors around. It was
used to perpetrate millions of dollars in financial crimes, largely by
the group we track as FIN7. In
2017, Tom Bennett and Barry Vengerik published Behind
the CARBANAK Backdoor, which was the product of a deep an...