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NamesOceansalt
CategoryMalware
TypeReconnaissance, Backdoor
Description(McAfee) Oceansalt reuses a portion of code from the Seasalt implant (circa 2010) that is linked to the Chinese hacking group Comment Crew.

Oceansalt appears to be the first stage of an advanced persistent threat. The malware can send system data to a control server and execute commands on infected machines, but we do not yet know its ultimate purpose.
Information<https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-us/assets/reports/rp-operation-oceansalt.pdf>
MITRE ATT&CK<https://attack.mitre.org/software/S0346/>
Malpedia<https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.oceansalt>

Last change to this tool card: 23 April 2020

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All groups using tool Oceansalt

ChangedNameCountryObserved

APT groups

 Comment Crew, APT 1China2006-May 2018X
 Reaper, APT 37, Ricochet Chollima, ScarCruftNorth Korea2012-Mar 2022X

2 groups listed (2 APT, 0 other, 0 unknown)

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