Meet Balikbayan Foxes: a threat group impersonating the Philippine gov’t

Proofpoint has uncovered a new, “highly active” threat group that is impersonating the Philippine government and businesses to spread Trojan malware.

On Wednesday, researchers Selena Larson and Joe Wise said the threat actors, dubbed “Balikbayan Foxes” and tracked as TA2722, are concentrated in the Philippines but are targeting the shipping, logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, business, and energy sectors across the US, Europe, and Asia.

Balikbayan Foxes has conducted campaigns over 2021 in which the group sent phishing emails claiming to be from Philippine government entities including the country’s department of health, employment agency, and customs.

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Source: ZDNet