SOUNDBITE

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Soundbite is a type of malware, a harmful software designed to exploit and damage computer systems. It infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often without the user's knowledge. Once inside, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data hostage for ransom. Soundbite is one of the signature malware payloads deployed by APT32 (Advanced Persistent Threat 32), a cyber-espionage group that targets various industries and governments, particularly those with ties to Vietnam. The group's operations, which have been ongoing since at least 2013, are characterized by the deployment of malware such as Windshield, Komprogo, Soundbite, and Phoreal. The use of Soundbite has been documented in multiple instances across different countries and industries. For example, in 2016, it was used in the Philippines against the consumer products industry alongside other malware like Windshield, Komprogo, and Beacon. In the same year, it was also deployed against the consumer products sector in the United States, along with Windshield, Phoreal, and Beacon. This shows that APT32's operations are not restricted to a single region or sector, highlighting the widespread threat posed by this group and its arsenal of malware. In the context of network security, Dave Lewis, the Global Advisory CISO for Duo Security, emphasized the importance of adopting a "zero trust" approach. He advised not to trust anything simply because it's within your firewall or any access-controlled spaces. Instead, he suggested assuming everything is potentially compromised. His statement could be considered a metaphorical "soundbite" encapsulating the rationale behind Data-Driven Response (DDR) - tracking the "fire" or threat right from its inception. The term "soundbite" is also used in a mission statement context by the Norwegian fund, indicating their advanced thinking on AI, emphasizing the need for safety in all operations.
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WINDSHIELDUnspecified
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Windshield is a notorious malware, a harmful program designed to exploit and damage computers or devices. It is one of the signature malware payloads deployed by APT32 operations, alongside KOMPROGO, SOUNDBITE, and PHOREAL. This malicious software can infiltrate systems through suspicious downloads,
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Phoreal is a type of malware, or malicious software, that is designed to exploit and damage computer systems. It can infiltrate your system through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites and can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data hostage for ransom. This malware has
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Komprogo is a type of malware, a harmful software program designed to exploit and damage computer systems or devices. It infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often without the user's knowledge. Once inside, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or e
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APT32, also known as OceanLotus Group, APT-C-00, Canvas Cyclone, and Cobalt Kitty, is a threat actor group suspected to originate from Vietnam. Active since at least 2012, this group has targeted foreign companies investing in Vietnam's manufacturing, consumer products, consulting, and hospitality s
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Securityaffairs
4 months ago
The DDR Advantage: Real-Time Data Defense
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Norway's Oil Fund Is Sending a Message To Companies on AI - Slashdot
MITRE
a year ago
Cyber Espionage is Alive and Well: APT32 and the Threat to Global Corporations | Mandiant