Russian state hackers use new TinyTurla malware as secondary backdoor

Russian state-sponsored hackers known as the Turla APT group have been using new malware over the past year that acted as a secondary persistence method on compromised systems in the U.S., Germany, and Afghanistan.

Named TinyTurla due to its limited functionality and uncomplicated coding style, the backdoor could also be used as a stealthy second-stage malware dropper.

Security researchers at Cisco Talos say that TinyTurla is a “previously undiscovered” backdoor from the Turla APT group that has been used since at least 2020, slipping past malware detection systems particularly because of its simplicity.

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Source: Bleeping Computer