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Bumblebee malware loader service

Updated on 2022-11-15: Bumblebee IR report

For blue-teamers and IR aficionados, the DFIR Report team has put out another stellar report on an infection with the Bumblebee malware. Read more: BumbleBee Zeros in on Meterpreter

“The intrusion started with a contact form on a website. The contact form gets filled out by the threat actor with a Copyright notice, purporting a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). It then encourages the recipient to download a file showing the purported violation.”

Updated on 2022-10-05

Since this spring, Bumblebee has been one of the most active malware strains, and several security firms have covered it in reports (IBM X-Force, Fox-IT, Proofpoint, Sekoia, Cybereason, Symantec, OALABS, Check Point). Read more:

Updated on September 2022

The DFIR Report team has an update on the operations of the Bumblebee malware loader service, which they first covered in a report last month.



Cyber-security firm Sekoia has published its own report on the new Bumblebee malware. The company said it noted a rise from only five C&C servers at the start of April to over 130 at the start of June, making Bumblebee one of the major threats today and being often used for initial access by multiple cybercrime groups.

Number of active BumbleBee C2 servers by date.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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