In the spotlight this week: The apparent resurgence of advanced persistent threat (APT) group “Naikon” has established that “out of sight” does not mean “inactive”; despite scant reporting on the group in recent years, Naikon has apparently been flying under the radar since 2015. The group’s recent tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) deviate little from those observed five years ago, such as spearphishing emails, purportedly from government-related bodies and containing context-specific lures, to deliver malware in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The “Aria-body” backdoor allowed Naikon to gain information on victims and abuse their networks to launch future attacks, and exploiting legitimate infrastructure likely helped the group evade detection for a prolonged period of time. Threat actors seldom cease activity when there is much to be gained from their victims. Educating users about common pitfalls leading to malware installation is a good defense against seemingly dormant threats.
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