Indian Patchwork hacking group infects itself with remote access Trojan

An Indian threat group’s inner workings have been exposed after it accidentally infected its own development environment with a remote access Trojan (RAT).

Dubbed Patchwork by Malwarebytes and tracked under names including Hangover Group, Dropping Elephant, Chinastrats, and Monsoon, the Indian group has been on the scene since at least 2015 and is actively launching campaigns designed to deploy RATs for the purposes of data theft and other malicious activities.

In one of the latest attack waves connected to Patchwork, the group targeted individual faculty members from research institutions specializing in biomedical and molecular sciences.

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Source: ZDNet