Carbon System

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The Carbon System is a sophisticated malware program, designed to exploit and damage targeted computer systems. It is part of a suite of cyber-espionage tools developed by the Turla attackers, known for their advanced capabilities and stealth. The malware infiltrates unsuspecting systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often without the user's knowledge. Once inside a system, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data hostage. If the victim is deemed interesting, they are upgraded to the Turla Carbon system, which deploys more advanced backdoors. The Carbon System is linked with the Epic backdoor operations, both being part of the same overarching cyber-espionage campaign. Several Epic backdoors have been designed to function as plugins for the Carbon system, requiring a specialized loader to start in systems that do not have the Carbon system deployed. These top-level packages deploy updated Epic backdoors and Turla Carbon system backdoors to confirmed victims, effectively tying the two operations together. The Carbon System is essentially an extensible platform, bearing similarities to other attack platforms such as the Tilded or Flame platforms. The plugins for the Carbon system are easily identifiable as they always feature at least two exports named with characteristic labels. This backdoor is more advanced, belonging to the next level of cyber-espionage tools, and several plugins for the Carbon system are known to exist. Further details on the Turla Carbon system are planned to be covered in future reports.
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MITRE
a year ago
The Epic Turla Operation