Chinese APT CactusPete targets military and financial orgs in Eastern Europe


A China-linked APT group, tracked by Kaspersky as CactusPete (aka Karma Panda or Tonto Team), was observed using an updated backdoor in recent attacks targeting military and financial organizations in Eastern Europe.

The CactusPete cyber-espionage group has been active since at least 2013, it has been mainly focused on military, diplomatic, and infrastructure targets in Asia and Eastern Europe.

Experts pointed out that despite the lack of sophistication, the group carried out successful attacks.

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