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ShadowPad Backdoor

Updated on 2022-10-30: ShadowPad C2 servers

In a report last week, the VMware security team said they found more than 80 command and control servers for ShadowPad, a backdoor trojan typically used in intrusions by Chinese state-sponsored hacking groups. VMware said it identified the servers after it analyzed the ShadowPad command and control protocol for new ways to fingerprint the malware’s network traffic. Read more: Threat Analysis: Active C2 Discovery Using Protocol Emulation Part3 (ShadowPad)

Overview: ShadowPad intrusion

NCC Group researchers have a write-up on a Chinese APT intrusion that began with the exploitation of a WSO2 device via CVE-2022-29464 and ended with the deployment of the ShadowPad backdoor and data exfil. Read more: A glimpse into the shadowy realm of a Chinese APT: detailed analysis of a ShadowPad intrusion

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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