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NamesKarkadann (Kaspersky)
MotivationInformation theft and espionage
First seen2020
Description(Kaspersky) Karkadann is a threat actor that has been targeting government bodies and news outlets in the Middle East since at least October 2020. The threat actor leverages tailor-made malicious documents with embedded macros that trigger an infection chain, opening a URL in Internet Explorer. The minimal functionality present in the macros and the browser specification suggest that the threat actor might be exploiting a privilege-escalation vulnerability in Internet Explorer. Despite the small amount of evidence available for analysis in the Karkadann case, we were able to find several similarities to the Piwiks case, a watering-hole attack we discovered that targeted multiple prominent websites in the Middle East.
ObservedSectors: Government, Media.
Countries: Middle East.
Tools used

Last change to this card: 16 May 2021

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