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Vietnamese hackers spent years harassing human rights activists with spyware

by Shannon Vavra • 9 months ago

OceanLotus has a vast array of tools at its disposal to conduct espionage.

Facebook says it disrupted cyber-espionage in Vietnam, Bangladesh

by Joe Warminsky • 12 months ago

The social media giant pinned the Vietnam-based activity on APT32, also known as Ocean Lotus.

Cryptocurrency miners were 'distraction technique' in APT's espionage campaigns, Microsoft says

by Joe Warminsky • 1 year ago

The hacking group known as Bismuth, APT32 or Ocean Lotus installed Monero miners on victims' networks while it was up to other, more nefarious activities, researchers say.

MacOS backdoor appears to be update of tool previously used by Vietnam-linked group

by Joe Warminsky • 1 year ago

Researchers at Trend Micro say a newly discovered MacOS backdoor uses tactics previously associated with the group known as APT32 or OceanLotus.

Vietnamese hacking group OceanLotus uses imitation news sites to spread malware

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

The latest findings come after Kaspersky uncovered an espionage effort involving the coronavirus pandemic.

Vietnamese hackers exploited Google Play Store for espionage campaign

by Shannon Vavra • 2 years ago

Vietnamese government-linked hackers have been distributing malicious applications in the Google Play Store for at least the last four years, Kaspersky researchers said Tuesday.

Vietnamese cyber-espionage has pivoted to Beijing's coronavirus response

by Shannon Vavra • 2 years ago

APT32 looks to be targeting Chinese government organizations in pursuit of information on China's coronavirus response, FireEye researchers said.

Another group is impersonating USPS, tax entities around the globe in order to steal money

by Shannon Vavra • 2 years ago

The scheme has been trying to trick victims into clicking through spearphishing emails that contain ransomware — and at times banking trojans.

Vietnamese hacking group has a ‘Swiss Army knife’ of tools at its disposal

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

For a group that has put Vietnam on the map in terms of power projection in cyberspace, the unsophisticated nature of the code stands out.

Vietnam’s premier hacking group ramps up targeting of global car companies

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

Vietnam wants to build its auto industry. APT32 is trying to help.