APT3 is Boyusec, a Chinese Intelligence Contractor

APT3 is Boyusec, a Chinese Intelligence Contractor

In our last three posts we introduced you to APT3 and identified two individuals responsible for purchasing their domain names – Wu Yingzhuo and Dong Hao. An IP addresses in Guangdong, China was associated with some of the domains.

Both individuals have a long history of purchasing APT3 infrastructure. Who do they work for and where do their orders come from?

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Who is Mr Dong?

Who is Mr Dong?

In our last post we showed how, through WHOIS data, it is possible to identify Wu Yingzhuo, an APT3 operator who registered domain names for the group and advertised online offering help with Trojan development.

The story finished with http[.]net, a domain name that we showed was connected to APT3, and that was registered to Yingzhuo Wu. In this post we will show how the trail continues and allows us to identify a second APT3 member, Mr Dong.

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Who is behind this Chinese espionage group stealing our intellectual property?

Who is behind this Chinese espionage group stealing our intellectual property?

APT3 – also known as Gothic Panda, Buckeye, UPS Team and TG-0110 – was first reported in 2010 by FireEye in their report Hupigon Joins The Party. It is blamed for using a Remote Access Trojan named Pirpi in attacks against the US and UK. The Trojan is usually delivered through malicious attachments or links in spear-phishing e-mails and the group have a history of innovating new browser-based zero-day exploits. FireEye claim that it is one of the most sophisticated threat groups tracked by their Threat Intelligence arm.

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Coming Soon…

Coming Soon…

In the month that APT10 rocked the world, we believe it is finally time to get to the truth behind “Advanced Persistent Threats” – large-scale Cyber attacks stealing intellectual property from Western companies.

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APT10 targets Managed Service Provider (MSP) networks

We are busy investigating the largest APTs and will soon reveal the truth behind some of these intrusions. Meanwhile, you can read about APT10’s recent activity in PwC’s report, and their historical tools and techniques in FireEye’s report.

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