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APT28 Using EternalBlue to Attack Hotels in Europe, Middle East


Russian-speaking cyberespionage group APT28, also known as Sofacy, is believed to be behind a series of attacks last month against travelers staying in hotels in Europe and the Middle East. APT28 notably used the NSA hacking tool EternalBlue as part of its scheme to steal credentials from business travelers, according to a report released Friday by security firm FireEye.

One of the goals of the attack is to trick guests to download a malicious document masquerading as a hotel reservation form that, if opened and macros are enabled, installs a dropper file that ultimately downloads malware called Gamefish.Gamefish establishes a foothold in targeted systems as a way to install the open source tool called Responder, according to FireEye.

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“Once inside the network of a hospitality company, APT28 sought out machines that controlled both guest and internal Wi-Fi networks,” wrote authors...(continued)

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