DarkHotel Perfects a New Attack Gambit for Political Targets

By Tara Seals

The DarkHotel APT criminals are back, with a novel approach that appears to mark a significant step forward for the group.

DarkHotel is famous for infiltrating Wi-Fi networks in luxury hotels to compromise select corporate executives (especially corporate research and development personnel, CEOs and other senior officials). Here, the group is using the Inexsmar malware as part of a multi-pronged infection gambit, according to Bitdefender. The attack chain involves whaling and high-level spear phishing techniques, along with other complex attack avenues (such as digital certificate factoring).

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Source: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/