MONSOON

Threat Actor Profile Updated a month ago
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Monsoon, also known as Neon or Viceroy Tiger, is a significant cybersecurity threat actor that has been active in the past several months. According to Unit 42, this group has been observed targeting government and military organizations in South Asia with spear-phishing emails containing letters or government forms. These deceptive emails lure victims to compromised websites serving weaponized Excel documents that install the BackConfig Trojan, a malware associated with Monsoon's operations. The group's activities have been noted for their sophistication and persistence, posing a substantial threat to targeted entities. The Hangover group's recent activity coincided with the monsoon season, which has its own set of challenges. India's domestic inflation is significantly influenced by the fluctuations of the monsoon season and supply-side issues. Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner J. Radhakrishnan emphasized the importance of following the City Disaster Management Plan 2023 during the monsoon to ensure uninterrupted civic services. The plan includes maintaining effective liaison with all monitoring officers, elected representatives at all levels, and residents' welfare associations, and ensuring that essential works are completed in a time-bound manner. Despite the complexity and difficulty of managing both cybersecurity threats and weather-related challenges, measures are being taken to mitigate the impact. In terms of cybersecurity, continuous monitoring and implementation of robust security protocols can help counteract the threats posed by groups like Monsoon. On the other hand, to deal with the physical challenges posed by the monsoon season, adherence to disaster management plans and timely completion of essential civic works are crucial. As these two distinct types of 'monsoons' continue to challenge South Asia, a comprehensive and coordinated approach is necessary to manage the risks effectively.
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MITRE
a year ago
Patchwork Continues to Deliver BADNEWS to the Indian Subcontinent
MITRE
a year ago
Updated BackConfig Malware Targeting Government and Military Organizations in South Asia
CERT-EU
10 months ago
OffSec’s Exploit Database Archive
CERT-EU
10 months ago
RWS WorldServer 11.7.3 Session Token Enumeration - KizzMyAnthia.com
CERT-EU
7 months ago
Corporation, line departments to follow disaster management plan to ensure uninterrupted civic services during monsoon
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Security breach: KSEB inspects Cheruthoni dam shutters
CERT-EU
9 months ago
G-20 Summit 2023 Live Updates | World leaders attend dinner hosted by President Murmu; Ukraine says declaration ‘nothing to be proud of’
CERT-EU
7 months ago
Search | arXiv e-print repository
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Taiwan: Possible scenarios for a Chinese takeover – Tripoli Post