Abusing Legitimate Software to Avoid Detection – ‘NAIKON’ APT Caught Running Cyber-Espionage Campaign Against Asian Military Organizations

From businessinsights.bitdefender.com

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups are at the heart of today’s cyber-espionage efforts. Unlike one-off hackers, APTs distinguish themselves through novel attack techniques, cunning lateral movement across the victim’s infrastructure, swift malware deployment, efficient data exfiltration and – perhaps most importantly – stealthy operation to avoid detection by cybersecurity tools.

Bitdefender is proud to publish the results of an investigation into the notorious APT group known as NAIKON, whose recent campaigns focused on stealing data from military organizations in South Asia.

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