Category: Exploit Code

The Four Element Sword Engagement

Ongoing APT activity against Tibetans, Hong Kong and Taiwanese interests

In “The Four Element Sword Engagement (Full Report)”, Arbor ASERT reveals recent ongoing APT activity likely associated with long-running threat campaigns against Tibetans, Hong Kong, Taiwanese interests and human rights workers. We presume the existence of associated malcode, dubbed the Four Element Sword Builder, which is being used to weaponize RTF documents for use in these campaigns. A sample of twelve different targeted exploitation incidents (taken from a larger set of activity) are described along any discovered connections to previously documented threat campaigns.

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Trojan.Prinimalka: Bits and Pieces

Trojan.Prinimalka is a banking trojan associated with an attack campaign that received quite a bit of press in October 2012. “Project Blitzkrieg” is “a new cybecriminal [sic] project aimed at recruiting 100 botmasters to help launch a series of lucrative online heists targeting 30 U.S. […]

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A Deeper Look at The Iranian Firewall

In the previous blog post about the Iranian firewall, we explored macro level Iranian traffic engineering changes (showing that Iran cut all communication after the election and then slowly added back Internet connectivity over the course of several days). Like many other news reports and […]

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