Trula Hacker Group Uses Custom Malware & Legacy Tools to Attack Government Organizations

Trula, a sophisticated hacking group likewise known as Krypton, VenomousBear, Waterbug, Uroburos, or Snakegroup targets federal government entities, military, energy, and nuclear research study companies.

Accenture threat researchers determined the group normal targeting European government organizations utilizing their customized tools, albeit with some updates.

The group understands for performing different watering-hole attacks and spear-phishing methods to contaminate targeted victims. The group understands to be active considering that at least 2014.

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The RPC backdoors are developed by Trula based on the relying RPC procedure, by utilizing these backdoors they can carry out lateral movement and take control of other devices in the local network without counting on the C&C server.

For C&C communication as like other cyber-espionage groups, Trula uses legitimate web services. In the case of the Carbon modular backdoor structure Pastebin utilized for C&C.

Kazuar uses to get in touch with the target C2 network that resides beyond the victim network, the C2 network is probably a jeopardized genuine site.

Accenture Cyber Threat Intelligence scientists determined that a person of the RPC backdoors utilized HyperStack functionality.

” HyperStack utilizes named pipes to execute remote procedure calls (RPC) from the controller to the device hosting the HyperStack customer. To move laterally, the implant tries to connect to another remote gadgets IPC$ share, either utilizing a null session or default credentials.”

Another variation of HyperStack observed in this campaign that allows Trula operators to run a command by means of a called pipe from the controller without implementing IPC$ enumeration activity.

In the attack against European government company, Trula used a mix of remote procedure call (RPC)- based backdoors, such as HyperStack, and remote administration trojans (RATs), such as Kazuar and Carbon.

Previously in May Turla Group Updated ComRAT Malware to Use Gmail web Interface for Command and Control.