APT (Targeted attacks)

APT reports

APT trends report Q2 2020

This summary is based on our threat intelligence research and provides a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed, focusing on activities that we observed during Q2 2020.

Events

GReAT Ideas follow-up

The two hours of our first “GReAT Ideas. Powered by SAS” session were not enough for answering all of the questions raised, therefore we try to answer them below.

APT reports

Microcin is here

In February 2020, we observed a Trojan injected into the system process memory on a particular host. The target turned out to be a diplomatic entity. We attribute this campaign with high confidence to the SixLittleMonkeys (aka Microcin) threat actor.

APT reports

Naikon’s Aria

Our colleagues at Checkpoint put together a fine research writeup on some Naikon resources and activity related to “aria-body” that we detected in 2017 and similarly reported in 2018.

Reports

Operation TunnelSnake

A newly discovered rootkit that we dub ‘Moriya’ is used by an unknown actor to deploy passive backdoors on public facing servers, facilitating the creation of a covert C&C communication channel through which they can be silently controlled. The victims are located in Africa, South and South-East Asia.

APT trends report Q1 2021

This report highlights significant events related to advanced persistent threat (APT) activity observed in Q1 2021. The summaries are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports.

The leap of a Cycldek-related threat actor

The investigation described in this article started with one such file which caught our attention due to the various improvements it brought to this well-known infection vector.

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