APT32 state hackers target human rights defenders with spyware

Vietnam-backed hacking group APT32 has coordinated several spyware attacks targeting Vietnamese human rights defenders (HRDs) between February 2018 and November 2020.

The state hackers also pointed their attacks at a nonprofit (NPO) human rights organization from Vietnam, as Amnesty International’s Security Lab revealed (full report here).

The spyware used by the APT32 hackers allowed them to read and write documents on compromised systems, launch malicious tools and programs, and monitor their victims’ activities.

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Source: Bleeping Computer