“Luckycat” threat, analysis by Trend Micro

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.

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Direct link to report is here.

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