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Unmasking VENOM SPIDER— the Hacker Behind Golden Chickens Malware

For the past 16 months, eSentire’s cybersecurity research team, the Threat Response Unit (TRU), has been tracking one of the most capable and stealthy malware suites—Golden Chickens. This malware is the “cyber weapon of choice” for two of Russia’s top cybercrime groups: FIN6 and Cobalt Group.

TRU not only detected a new Golden Chickens threat campaign targeting e-commerce organizations but has also discovered the identity of the cyber threat actor behind it. With this intelligence, we deciphered the threat actor’s Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs), as well as the origins of the Golden Chickens Malware-As-A-Service (MaaS) and its ongoing operations.

In this webinar, we walk you through the Golden Chickens malware suite and the reconnaissance to unmask the identity of the VENOM SPIDER.

Watch this webinar for:

  • A detailed account of the investigation and subsequent identification of the Golden Chickens MaaS operator
  • An analysis of the Golden Chickens malware and the current cyberattack campaign
  • Insights and cyber threat detection recommendations on how to defend your organization from the Golden Chickens threat
  • An overview of the FIN6 and Cobalt Group cybercrime organizations


  • Keegan Keplinger, Research and Reporting Lead for eSentire’s TRU
  • Joe Stewart, Principal Security Researcher for eSentire’s TRU

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