Earth Bogle: Campaigns Target the Middle East with Geopolitical Lures

While threat hunting, Trend Micro researchers found an active campaign using Middle Eastern geopolitical themes as a lure to target potential victims in the Middle East and Africa. In this campaign researchers have labeled Earth Bogle, the threat actor uses public cloud storage services such as and to host malware, while compromised web servers distribute NjRAT.

NjRAT (also known as Bladabindi) is a remote access trojan (RAT) malware first discovered in 2013. It is primarily used to gain unauthorized access and control over infected computers and has been used in various cyberattacks to target individuals and organizations in the Middle East. Users and security teams are recommended to keep their systems’ security solutions updated and their respective cloud infrastructures properly secured to defend against this threat.

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Source: Trend Micro