Fancy Bear hacker group creates new ‘Go’ variant of Zebrocy malware


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  • The cyberespionage group has developed a new variant using the Go language.
  • Sofacy was spotted delivering the Go variant of the Zebrocy tool via LNK shortcut and a Dear Joohn delivery document.

The Russian cyberespionage group Sofacy, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Sednit and Strontium has developed a new ‘Go’ variant of the Zebrocy malware using the Go language.

In the past, the Zebrocy variants have been developed in AutoIt, Delphi, VB.NET, C#, and Visual C++. Researchers believe that the Fancy Bear hacker group uses multiple languages to create their malware to make them differ structurally and visually and to make detection more difficult.

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