Rover Backdoor

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The Rover Backdoor is a type of malware, a harmful software designed to exploit and damage computer systems. This malicious software infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. Once inside, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data hostage for ransom. The Rover Backdoor has been utilized in various forms by different cyber threat actors over time. Earlier versions of the Rover Backdoor were analyzed in our report, revealing that they were used by two notable threat groups: SideWinder and Confucius. These groups leveraged the malware's capabilities to carry out their nefarious activities, demonstrating the potency and adaptability of the Rover Backdoor. The analysis provides key insights into how these groups operated and how the malware evolved over time. A recent report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has identified a new group, Mysterious Elephant, which exhibits a combination of new backdoor families and distinct tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). What sets Mysterious Elephant apart from other groups is also what ties them to Confucius and SideWinder - the use of the Rover Backdoor. This suggests a shared lineage or learning among these threat actors, further emphasizing the ongoing relevance and threat posed by the Rover Backdoor malware.
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Sidewinder
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The Sidewinder threat actor group, also known as Rattlesnake, BabyElephant, APT Q4, APT Q39, Hardcore Nationalist, HN2, RAZOR Tiger, and GroupA21, is a significant cybersecurity concern with a history of malicious activities dating back to 2012. This report investigates a recent campaign by Sidewind
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ConfuciusUnspecified
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Confucius is a threat actor primarily involved in cyberespionage campaigns, with notable activities against Pakistan since 2013. The group has been linked to the India-Pakistan conflict and has been identified as using novel Android spyware, Hornbill and SunBird, to scrape call logs and WhatsApp mes
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CERT-EU
a year ago
APT trends report Q2 2023 – GIXtools
Securelist
a year ago
APT trends report Q2 2023
InfoSecurity-magazine
a year ago
APT “Mysterious Elephant” Emerges in Q2 2023, Kaspersky Reports