Advanced Persistent Threat


NEWS 
  • APT and financial attacks on industrial organizations in H1 2023

    September 25, 2023

    This summary provides an overview of reports of APT and financial attacks on industrial enterprises that were disclosed in H1 2023, as well as related activities of groups that have been observed attacking industrial organizations and critical infrastructure facilities. For each topic, Kaspersky researchers have sought to summarize the key facts, findings, and conclusions of the ...

  • Rare Backdoors Suspected to be Tied to Gelsemium APT Found in Targeted Attack in Southeast Asian Government

    September 22, 2023

    A cluster of threat actor activity that Unit 42 observed attacking a Southeast Asian government target could provide insight into a rarely seen, stealthy APT group known as Gelsemium. The researchers found this activity as part of an investigation into compromised environments within a Southeast Asian government. Unit 42 researchers identified the cluster as CL-STA-0046. This unique ...

  • Backchannel Diplomacy: APT29’s Rapidly Evolving Diplomatic Phishing Operations

    September 22, 2023

    During the lead up to Ukraine’s counteroffensive, Mandiant and Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) have tracked an increase in the frequency and scope of APT29 phishing operations. Investigations into the group’s recent activity have identified an intensification of operations centered on foreign embassies in Ukraine. Notably, as part of this activity, Mandiant have seen phishing emails ...

  • New ShroudedSnooper actor targets telecommunications firms in the Middle East with novel Implants

    September 19, 2023

    Cisco Talos recently discovered a new malware family we’re calling “HTTPSnoop” being deployed against telecommunications providers in the Middle East. HTTPSnoop is a simple, yet effective, backdoor that consists of novel techniques to interface with Windows HTTP kernel drivers and devices to listen to incoming requests for specific HTTP(S) URLs and execute that content on the ...

  • China becomes main victim of advanced persistent threat attacks: Ministry of State Security

    September 16, 2023

    According to the Ministry of State Security on Saturday which is the 23rd National Defense Education Day, China has become the main victim of advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks, adding that cyberspace has become an important battleground for foreign intelligence agencies to conduct cyber espionage against China, Xinhua Daily Telegraph reported. The national security departments of ...

  • Peach Sandstorm password spray campaigns enable intelligence collection at high-value targets

    September 14, 2023

    Since February 2023, Microsoft has observed password spray activity against thousands of organizations carried out by an actor we track as (HOLMIUM). Peach Sandstorm is an Iranian nation-state threat actor who has recently pursued organizations in the satellite, defense, and pharmaceutical sectors around the globe. Based upon the profile of victim organizations targeted and the observed ...

  • A peek into APT36’s updated arsenal

    September 12, 2023

    In July 2023, Zscaler ThreatLabz discovered new malicious activity perpetuated by the Pakistan-based advanced persistent threat group (APT36). APT36 is a sophisticated cyber threat group with a history of conducting targeted espionage operations in South Asia. Zscaler ThreatLabz observed APT36 targeting Indian government sectors using a previously undocumented Windows RAT, new cyber espionage utilities for ...

  • Redfly: Espionage Actors Continue to Target Critical Infrastructure

    September 12, 2023

    Espionage actors are continuing to mount attacks on critical national infrastructure (CNI) targets, a trend that has become a source of concern for governments and CNI organizations worldwide. Symantec’s Threat Hunter Team has found evidence that a threat actor group Symantec calls Redfly used the ShadowPad Trojan to compromise a national grid in an Asian ...

  • CISA, FBI, and CNMF Release Advisory on Multiple Nation-State Threat Actors Exploit CVE-2022-47966 and CVE-2022-42475

    September 7, 2023

    Today, CISA, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) published a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA), Multiple Nation-State Threat Actors Exploit CVE-2022-47966 and CVE-2022-42475. This CSA provides information on an incident at an Aeronautical Sector organization, with malicious activity occurring as early as January 2023. CISA, FBI, and CNMF confirmed ...

  • Anonymous Sudan hacks X to put pressure on Elon Musk over Starlink

    August 31, 2023

    A hacking group called Anonymous Sudan took X, formerly known as Twitter, offline in more than a dozen countries on Tuesday morning in an attempt to pressurise Elon Musk into launching his Starlink service in their country. X was down for more than two hours, with thousands of users affected. “Make our message reach to Elon ...