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Polonium APT

Updated on 2022-10-11

ESET researchers published a report this week on a recent campaign of the Polonium APT against Israeli organizations. The Polonium APT is a cyber-espionage group operating from Lebanon and coordinating with Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS). ESET said they spotted seven backdoors used by the group in their attacks in Israel, including five never-before-seen ones:

  • CreepyDrive, which abuses OneDrive and Dropbox cloud services for C&C;
  • CreepySnail, which executes commands received from the attackers’ own infrastructure;
  • DeepCreep and MegaCreep, which make use of Dropbox and Mega file storage services, respectively;
  • FlipCreep, TechnoCreep, and PapaCreep, which receive commands from attackers’ servers.

Timeline of observed backdoors deployed by POLONIUM

Read more: POLONIUM targets Israel with Creepy malware

Updated on 2022-10-10

Cyberespionage gang Polonium was found using previously undocumented ‘Creepy’ malware variants to target Israeli organizations. Read more: POLONIUM targets Israel with Creepy malware

Polonium APT

Microsoft said on Thursday that it took down more than 20 OneDrive accounts that were being used by an advanced persistent threat actor operating out of Lebanon. Microsoft said this group, which it named Polonium, has targeted or compromised more than 20 organizations based in Israel and one intergovernmental organization with operations in Lebanon over the past three months. Microsoft’s security said that it appears that Polonium might have “coordinated with other actors affiliated with Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).”

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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