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NamesSharpPanda (Check Point)
CountryChina China
MotivationInformation theft and espionage
First seen2018
Description(Check Point) Check Point Research identified an ongoing surveillance operation targeting a Southeast Asian government. The attackers use spear-phishing to gain initial access and leverage old Microsoft Office vulnerabilities together with the chain of in-memory loaders to attempt and install a previously unknown backdoor on victim’s machines.

Our investigation shows the operation was carried out by what we believe is a Chinese APT group that has been testing and refining the tools in its arsenal for at least 3 years.
ObservedSectors: Government.
Countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Tools used8.t Dropper.

Last change to this card: 25 April 2023

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