Incidents

Benny, Ratter questioned

The end of last week there was large-scale police roundup of 29A members, 29A being the notorious international virus-writer group. The Czech police detained Benny and Ratter, two leading members. We also have unconfirmed information that Vallez (from Spain) and dis69 (Poland) have also been arrested.

Benny was picked up for the suspicion of writing or helping write Slammer. This Internet worm caused a major epidemic in January 2003. His computer was taken for in-depth analysis. Benny was released by police on Sunday. They asked him for Ratter’s contact details. We don’t have official information about any legal action yet.

The 29A site has a note that dis69 (Poland), also known as Yup, has left the group. At this point, we don’t have any information regarding the capture of other 29A members: Vecna, Z0mbie, VirusBuster.

Benny, Ratter questioned

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Reports

APT trends report Q3 2021

The APT trends reports are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. This is our latest installment, focusing on activities that we observed during Q3 2021.

Lyceum group reborn

According to older public researches, Lyceum conducted operations against organizations in the energy and telecommunications sectors across the Middle East. In 2021, we have been able to identify a new cluster of the group’s activity, focused on two entities in Tunisia.

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