How many apt groups are there?

How many apt groups are there?

MITRE ATT&CK has logged 94 distinct organizations as APT activities. These organizations span the globe and include well-funded government-backed organizations as well as ragtag bands of rogues who have a significant impact in the field of cybersecurity.

APTs can be divided up into three categories: state actors, non-state actors, and hybrid actors.

State actors are defined as countries or groups within them that possess the legal right to declare war or engage in other armed conflicts. State actors often have large budgets and thousands of employees while non-state actors do not. Hybrid actors are groups that combine attributes of state and non-state actors; for example, they may have some limited rights under international law but act largely like a non-state actor. Hybrid actors are difficult to classify because many behave more like states than like non-states. For example, HYDRA was listed by MITRE as a state actor because it possessed many characteristics of a state including a unique name, a government, and a military, but it also conducted operations that were similar to those of a non-state actor so it was not labeled as either state or non-state.

There have been several studies done on APT activity. One such study was published by Symantec in 2014 where they analyzed data from hundreds of infected systems.

Are there any public or non-public APT groups?

Thirty-seven of these are not available to the public. At least seven of these private tools (BADSIGN, FIELDGOAL, FINDLOCK, PHOTO, SCANBOX, SOGU, and WIDETONE) are shared with other suspected China-nexus operators. APT40 often sends spear-phishing emails posing as a notable figure who is likely of interest to a target. These individuals include political figures such as Senator Ben Cardin, government officials such as Deputy Secretary of State Tom Shannon, journalists such as Kathleen Carroll of The Washington Post, and human rights activists such as Edward Lee Evans.

Public tools include ANTI, LUKSO, and PORTED/PORTDOWN. Anti detects and removes software installed on a computer without the user's knowledge. LUKSO lists files in use by programs running in memory. PORTED/PORTDOWN scans ports for known vulnerabilities.

See also Activity Tools and Analysis Tools.

What kinds of organizations are associated with APT33?

APT33 is particularly interested in organizations involved in aircraft in both military and commercial capacity, as well as firms active in energy with links to petrochemical manufacture. Malware associated with SHAPESHIFT, DROPSHOT, TURNEDUP, NANOCORE, NETWIRE, and ALFA Shellcode has all been used against oil companies involved in offshore drilling activity.

There have also been reports that APT33 may be connected to Russian hackers known as Energetic Bear. The two groups shared code for several pieces of malware, including CARBONITE and GIBEON which indicate a possible connection between them.

It's also possible that APT33 is just another name used by other groups or individuals to refer to this actor. There have been reports that CARBONITE and GIBEON may be separate groups or even individual hackers, but this has not been confirmed. Regardless of its true identity, APT33 is certainly an interesting group to follow because of its focus on energy companies.

Here is what we know about their activities so far:

APT33 was first discovered in 2014 when it began targeting institutions in the energy sector with malware designed to steal data related to oil and gas exploration. They used six different malware programs against targets in Iran, Russia, and Venezuela.

In 2015 they expanded beyond energy to include institutions in the aerospace industry.

How many phases are there in an APT attack?

A successful APT assault consists of three stages: 1 network infiltration, 2 extension of the attacker's presence, and 3 data extraction—all while remaining undetected. In practice, a typical attack might involve all three stages, with each stage having its own goals and objectives.

Network infiltration involves attempting to find open ports on the target system and then sending malicious software (also known as "malware") over the internet through these ports. This stage can be broken down into further tasks such as scanning for available services or trying to identify weak passwords. Extension of the attacker's presence involves using tools like malware-infected websites or IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channels to create backdoors on the target system that will allow the attacker to launch future attacks or retrieve important information at a later time. Data extraction is when the attacker uses techniques like keylogging or phishing to obtain sensitive information like usernames and passwords. This information can then be used to gain access to other systems that would otherwise be protected by security measures such as firewall rules or strong login credentials.

In conclusion, there are three stages to an APT attack: network infiltration, extension of the attacker's presence, and data extraction. 2 stealing valuable information from the target system.

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Who are the Advanced Persistent Threat Groups (apt39)?

APT39 has targeted the telecommunications business, with particular emphasis on the tourism industry and IT enterprises that support it, as well as the high-tech industry. The group's targets include government agencies, research institutions, businesses, and individuals. There is evidence that APT39 has ties to the Russian government.

How did they get into this business? They initially focused on cybercrime, but now they target industries where they can make money. For example, they have hit hotels with ransomware attacks, and they have also attacked organizations with information about tourists, such as theft of credit card numbers.

They use a variety of techniques to conceal their identity, including using encrypted files, virtual private networks, and proxy servers. However, in some cases they have used false documents to justify illegal activities such as computer intrusions.

What makes them different from other hackers? First, they are persistent. Even after one of their attacks is discovered, they will continue to attack the same organization or individual. For example, even though they were caught targeting hotels with ransomware, they have continued to do so since it has made money for them. Second, they are strategic. Unlike other hackers who just want to cause chaos by destroying data or taking over computers, these attackers focus on specific targets that they believe they can exploit for financial gain.

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