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Microsoft reveals possible link between Raspberry Robin and Russian cybercrime group Evil Corp

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Microsoft revealed on Friday a possible link between the Raspberry Robin USB-based worm and the infamous Russian cybercrime group Evil Corp.

On July 26, 2022, the tech giant observed the FakeUpdates malware being delivered via existing Raspberry Robin infections.

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The disclosure is the first evidence of the threat actor’s post-exploitation activities.

According to Microsoft, the group’s use of a RaaS payload is most likely an attempt by DEV-0243 to avoid attribution.

It’s too soon to tell if Evil Corp is behind or associated with Raspberry Robin.

As a result, untangling the relationships between malware families and observed activity can be difficult.