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BlackCat Operators Distributing Ransomware Disguised as WinSCP via Malvertising

July 3, 2023

Threat actors associated with the BlackCat ransomware have been observed employing malvertising tricks to distribute rogue installers of the WinSCP file transfer application.

“Malicious actors used malvertising to distribute a piece of malware via cloned webpages of legitimate organizations,” Trend Micro researchers said in an analysis published last week. “In this case, the distribution involved a webpage of the well-known application WinSCP, an open-source Windows application for file transfer.”

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