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NamesKarakurt (self given)
Country[Unknown]
MotivationFinancial gain
First seen2021
Description(Accenture) Accenture Security has identified a new threat group, the self-proclaimed Karakurt Hacking Team, that has impacted over 40 victims across multiple geographies. The threat group is financially motivated, opportunistic in nature, and so far, appears to target smaller companies or corporate subsidiaries versus the alternative big game hunting approach. Based on intrusion analysis to date, the threat group focuses solely on data exfiltration and subsequent extortion, rather than the more destructive ransomware deployment. In addition, Accenture Security assesses with moderate-to-high confidence that the threat group’s extortion approach includes steps to avoid, as much as possible, drawing attention to its activities.
ObservedSectors: Energy, Entertainment, Healthcare, Hospitality, Industrial, Manufacturing, Retail, Technology.
Countries: USA and Europe.
Tools used7-Zip, AnyDesk, Cobalt Strike, FileZilla, Mimikatz, WinZip, Living off the Land.
Information<https://www.accenture.com/us-en/blogs/cyber-defense/karakurt-threat-mitigation>

Last change to this card: 27 December 2021

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