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CSE Malware ZLab – Operation Roman Holiday – Hunting the Russian APT28

Researchers from the Z-Lab at CSE Cybsec analyzed a new collection of malware allegedly part of a new espionage campaign conducted by the APT28 group.

It was a long weekend for the researchers from the Z-Lab at CSE Cybsec that completed the analysis a number of payloads being part of a new cyber espionage campaign conducted by the Russian APT28 group (akaFancy Bear,Pawn Storm,Sednit,Sofacy, andStrontium).

Last time experts attributed an ongoing campaign to APT28 was in June, when experts from Palo Alto Networks noticed that the group was using new tools in arecent string of attacks.

Palo Alto Networks explained t the APT group has shifted focus in their interest, fromNATO member countriesand Ukraine to towards the Middle East and Central Asia.

The researchers observed several attacks leveraging the SPLM and the Zebrocy tool between the second and fourth quarters of 2017 against organizations in Asia. The list of targeted countries included China, Mongolia, South Korea and...(continued)

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