Alchimist: A new attack framework in Chinese for Mac, Linux and Windows

Cisco Talos has discovered a new single-file command and control (C2) framework the authors call “Alchimist [sic].” Talos researchers found this C2 on a server that had a file listing active on the root directory along with a set of post-exploitation tools.

Cisco Talos assesses with moderate-high confidence that this framework is being used in the wild.

“Alchimist” is a 64-bit Linux executable written in GoLang and packed with assets including resources for the web interface and Insekt RAT payloads compiled for Windows and Linux.

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Source: Cisco Talos