Trend Micro has published their report on Luckycat APT campaign.
Advanced persistent threat (APT) usually refers to a group with both the capability and the intent to persistently and effectively target a specific entity.
- Advanced – Operators behind the threat have a full spectrum of intelligence-gathering techniques at their disposal.
- Persistent – Operators give priority to a specific task, rather than opportunistically seeking information for financial or other gain.
- Threat – APTs are a threat because they have both capability and intent.
In the examples of the report, the machines were compromised by exploiting vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and in Microsoft Office.
Direct link to report is here.