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SideWinder APT spear-phishing operations

Updated on 2022-12-16

QiAnXin reported on recent SideWinder APT spear-phishing operations

Updated on July 2022: Sidewinder compromises Pakistani Air Force

On a similar note, Check Point said it had “evidence suggesting that Pakistan Air Force’s Headquarters was a victim of a successful attack conducted by Sidewinder, a suspected India-based APT group.” The compromise allegedly took place in May 2022, according to the security firm.

Overview

Group-IB researchers have discovered a new malicious infrastructure and a custom tool of the APT group SideWinder (aka Rattlesnake, Hardcore Nationalist, RAZOR TIGER, T-APT-04, and APT-C-17), a threat actor that is believed to be originating from India and primarily targeting Pakistan. The newly discovered custom tool codenamed SideWinder.AntiBot.Script, is being used in the gang’s phishing attack against Pakistani targets.

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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