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State-Backed Hackers Using Ransomware as a Decoy for Cyber Espionage Attacks

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Jun
2022
State-Backed Hackers Using Ransomware as a Decoy for Cyber Espionage Attacks

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A China-based advanced persistent threat (APT) group is possibly deploying short-lived ransomware families as a decoy to cover up the true operational and tactical objectives behind its campaigns.

The activity cluster, attributed to a hacking group dubbed Bronze Starlight by Secureworks, involves the deployment of post-intrusion ransomware such as LockFile, Atom Silo, Rook, Night Sky, Pandora, and LockBit 2.0.

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