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Decade-old NetTraveler Malware Used in Multi-National Attacks

APT Group Uses NetTraveler to Spy on Russian, European Victims

NetTraveler, a Trojan that is over a decade old, was recently observed in a series of cyber-espionage attacks launched against victims in Russia and neighboring European countries, Proofpoint researchers warn. Proofpoint believes the group is operating out of China.

Also known as TravNet, the malware was distributed via spear phishing emails that contained URLs to RAR-compressed executables and malicious Microsoft Word documents that attempted to exploit a 4-year old vulnerability in Office. The security flaw, tracked as CVE-2012-0158 and patched in 2012, is still used in numerous attacks, Sophos researchers revealed earlier this week.

The NetTraveler Trojan, used in this campaign against victims in Russia, Mongolia, Belarus, and other European countries, has been associated with numerous attacks launched by advanced persistent threat (APT) groups in the past. Back in 2013, Kaspersky Lab revealed a...(continued)

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