Tunnelspecter

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TunnelSpecter is a malicious software (malware) that infiltrates systems through dubious downloads, emails, or websites. Once inside a system, it can cause substantial damage by stealing personal information, disrupting operations, or even holding data hostage for ransom. The malware is part of an arsenal of tools used by a cybercriminal group after infection, including a custom backdoor which researchers have aptly named TunnelSpecter due to its ability to employ DNS tunneling for command-and-control or communications with the attacker's server. In addition to TunnelSpecter, the attackers also use a second backdoor called SweetSpecter. This malware has been found to share code similarities with TunnelSpecter and another remote access Trojan known as SugarGh0st. These similarities suggest a common origin or authorship for these malicious programs, increasing their potential for coordinated and multi-pronged attacks on targeted systems. Unit 42, a cybersecurity research group, has analyzed the SweetSpecter malware and concluded that it was likely written by the same author as TunnelSpecter. This finding highlights the sophistication and complexity of the threats posed by this group of malware, as well as the need for robust security measures to detect and counteract them. The discovery and ongoing study of these malware variants underscore the importance of continuous vigilance and proactive defense in the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.
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SugarGh0st is a malicious software (malware) variant first identified by Cisco Talos in November of the previous year. The malware, believed to be connected to China, has been deployed in cyberespionage campaigns primarily targeting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Uzbekistan and users in South Ko
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BankInfoSecurity
2 months ago
Active Chinese Cyberespionage Campaign Rifling Email Servers