Water Curupira  (Back to overview)

With its emergence in 2022, Water Curupira has established itself as a persistent threat actor targeting organizations primarily in South America and Europe. Their modus operandi involves a combination of social engineering tactics and a diversified malware arsenal, including ransomware variants like Black Basta and credential stealers like Cobalt Strike. This multifaceted approach enables them to gain unauthorized access to victim systems, steal sensitive data, and ultimately extort victims through ransomware demands. It has been actively using Pikabot, a loader malware with similarities to Qakbot, in spam campaigns throughout 2023.

Associated Families

There are currently no families associated with this actor.

2024-01-09Trend MicroArianne Dela Cruz, Charles Steven Derion, Francisrey Joshua Castillo, Henry Salcedo, Ian Kenefick, John Carlo Marquez, John Rainier Navato, Joshua Aquino, Juhn Emmanuel Atanque, Raymart Yambot, Shinji Robert Arasawa
Black Basta-Affiliated Water Curupira’s Pikabot Spam Campaign
Pikabot Water Curupira

Credits: MISP Project