Politically-motivated cyberattacks dominated the DDoS landscape in the second quarter of 2022 just as they did in Q1. Also, we saw the continuation of a trend that began in spring: an increase in superlong attacks.
This is our latest summary of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity, focusing on events that we observed during Q2 2022.
In this report, we present a UEFI firmware rootkit that we called CosmicStrand and attribute to an unknown Chinese-speaking threat actor.
In early 2022, we investigated an IIS backdoor called SessionManager. It has been used against NGOs, government, military and industrial organizations in Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
ToddyCat is a relatively new APT actor responsible for multiple sets of attacks against high-profile entities in Europe and Asia. Its main distinctive signs are two formerly unknown tools that we call ‘Samurai backdoor’ and ‘Ninja Trojan’.