The XXIII Olympic Winter Games, hosted in PyeongChang, South Korea, commence on 9 February 2018. Wapack Labs observed two compromised individuals, infected with AZORult malware, logging into the official Olympic Winter Games portal, pyeongchang2018.com. AZORult is a Trojan horse which steals information from a compromised system. After installation, AZORult begins looking for sensitive data; browser cookies, usernames and passwords, system information, and autocomplete fields.
Wapack Labs has been monitoring the developing Iran protests. By Day 9, Wapack analysts observed an uptick in Internet and communication restrictions, including social media platforms, phone applications, encrypted/secure messaging, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services, and other platforms.
Wapack Labs analysts have been monitoring the recent demonstrations in Iran involving discontent toward the Islamic Republic seated in the aftermath of the 1979 Revolution. Iranian dissidents and activists took to the streets by the thousands, chanting slogans like “We don’t want an Islamic Republic” and “Death to the dictator”, as they tore down pictures of Supreme Leader Khamenei and set fire to the Governor’s office.