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Pacifier APT – two years and counting

Bitdefender researchers Marius Tivadar, Cristian Istrate, Iulian Muntean and Andrei Ardelean dissected some malware samples which had been used in the Pacifier APT spear phishing campaign over the past two years. These samples show clear evolution over time, both in terms of functionality and of stealth, proof of active development efforts.

The APT is still under analysis, so expect updates in the following days/weeks.

Pacifier APT (36 downloads)

 

About the author

Razvan STOICA

Razvan STOICA

Razvan Stoica is a journalist turned teacher turned publicist and technology evangelist. When Bitdefender isn't paying him to bring complex subjects to wide audiences, he enjoys writing fiction, skiing and biking. Razvan Stoica started off writing for a science monthly and was the chief editor of a science fiction magazine for a short while before moving on to the University of Medicine in Bucharest where he lectured on the English language. Recruited by Bitdefender in 2004 to add zest to the company's online presence, he has fulfilled a bevy of roles within the company since. In his current position, he is primarily responsible for the communications and community-building efforts of the Bitdefender research and technology development arm.