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Threat Alert

Bitbucket Malware Arsenal

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Threat Overview

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Threat type:
Multi-Payload Attack
Target Industry
Target Industry
Across All Industries
Attack Goal
Attack Goal
Steal Sensitive Data & Spread Ransomware
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Impacted Geo
Across All Geos

What's Happening?

The Cybereason team is following an active campaign to deliver multiple different types of malware and infect victims all over the world.

Due to the variety of malware types deployed in this attack, the attackers are able to steal a wide array of sensitive data, mine for Monero, and in certain cases also deploy ransomware.

All of the payloads observed in this campaign originated from a code repository platform, Bitbucket, which was abused as part of the attackers delivery infrastructure.

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KEY OBSERVATIONS & TTPS


  • Attacks from all sides: This campaign deploys an arsenal of malware for a multi-pronged assault on businesses. It is able to steal sensitive browser data, cookies, email client data, system information, and two-factor authentication software data, along with cryptocurrency from digital wallets. It is also able to take pictures using the camera, take screenshots, mine Monero, and in certain cases also deploy ransomware.
  • Far Reaching: This ongoing campaign has infected over 500,000 machines worldwide thus far.
  • Cybereason reached out to Bitbucket Support and the malicious repositories mentioned in the report were deactivated within a few hours.

Remediation Steps

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Reimage any affected machines because of the different persistence mechanisms used.
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Change all passwords related to affected services, both browser-based and local applications.
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Prevented & Detected by the Cybereason Defense Platform

CYBEREASON CUSTOMERS

We highly recommend every customer enable the following features:

  • Monitor authorized access to Bitbucket repositories.
  • If you do not have Cybereason NGAV activated, consider doing so to prevent against threats like these.
  • For Cybereason MDR customers, the Cybereason team will monitor
    and triage as well as assist in the mitigation of potential infections.

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