Pierluigi Paganini July 03, 2023
SmugX: Chinese APT uses HTML smuggling to target European Ministries and embassies

China-linked APT group was spotted using HTML smuggling in attacks aimed at Foreign Affairs ministries and embassies in Europe. A China-linked APT group was observed using HTML smuggling in attacks against Foreign Affairs ministries and embassies in Europe, reports the cybersecurity firm Check Point. The researchers tracked the campaign as SmugX and reported that it […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 27, 2023
PlugX Trojan disguised as a legitimate Windows open-source tool in recent attacks

Researchers detailed a new wave of attacks distributing the PlugX RAT disguised as a legitimate Windows debugger tool. Trend Micro uncovered a new wave of attacks aimed at distributing the PlugX remote access trojan masqueraded as an open-source Windows debugger tool called x32dbg. The legitimate tool allows to examine kernel-mode and user-mode code, crash dumps, or CPU […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 28, 2021
Chinese cyberspies used a new PlugX variant, dubbed THOR, in attacks against MS Exchange Servers

A China-linked cyberespionage group, tracked as PKPLUG, employed a previously undocumented strain of a RAT dubbed THOR in recent attacks. A China-linked cyberespionage group tracked as PKPLUG (aka Mustang Panda and HoneyMyte), which is known for targeting Southeast Asia, exploited vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange Server to deploy a previously undocumented variant of PlugX  on compromised systems. Researchers […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 03, 2017
Chinese state-sponsored hackers targets Russia and Belarus with ZeroT and PlugX

According to the firm ProofPoint, Chinese state-sponsored actors continues to spy on military and aerospace organizations in Russia and Belarus. Chinese state-sponsored actors are spying on military and aerospace interests in Russia and Belarus. According to the experts from Proofpoint, the attacks began in the summer of 2016, the Chinese hackers launched a spear-phishing campaign leveraging […]