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Kimsuky  (Back to overview)

aka: APT43, Black Banshee, Emerald Sleet, G0086, Operation Stolen Pencil, THALLIUM, Thallium, Velvet Chollima

This threat actor targets South Korean think tanks, industry, nuclear power operators, and the Ministry of Unification for espionage purposes.


Associated Families
apk.fastfire apk.fastspy ps1.flowerpower vbs.randomquery win.babyshark win.grease win.kimsuky win.mechanical win.navrat win.yorekey win.alphaseed win.appleseed win.troll_stealer

References
2024-02-07Medium s2wlabJiho Kim, Sebin Lee
Kimsuky disguised as a Korean company signed with a valid certificate to distribute Troll Stealer
AlphaSeed Appleseed Troll Stealer
2024-01-22SentinelOneAleksandar Milenkoski, Tom Hegel
ScarCruft | Attackers Gather Strategic Intelligence and Target Cybersecurity Professionals
Kimsuky
2023-12-28AhnLabSanseo
Trend Analysis on Kimsuky Group’s Attacks Using AppleSeed
AlphaSeed Appleseed
2023-06-28AhnLabSanseo
Kimsuky Attack Group Abusing Chrome Remote Desktop
Appleseed
2023-05-23Aleksandar Milenkoski
Kimsuky | Ongoing Campaign Using Tailored Reconnaissance Toolkit
RandomQuery
2023-05-22AhnLabASEC
Kimsuky Group Using Meterpreter to Attack Web Servers
Kimsuky Meterpreter
2023-05-17S2W LAB Inc.BLKSMTH
Detailed Analysis of AlphaSeed, a new version of Kimsuky’s AppleSeed written in Golang
AlphaSeed
2023-05-04SentinelOneTom Hegel
Kimsuky Evolves Reconnaissance Capabilities in New Global Campaign
BabyShark
2023-04-05GoogleAdam Weidemann, Google Threat Analysis Group
How we’re protecting users from government-backed attacks from North Korea
BabyShark
2023-03-28MandiantDan Perez, Fred Plan, JEFF JOHNSON, JOE DOBSON, Michael Barnhart, Van Ta
APT43: North Korean Group Uses Cybercrime to Fund Espionage Operations
APT43 Kimsuky
2023-02-02WithSecureSami Ruohonen, Stephen Robinson
No Pineapple! –DPRK Targeting of Medical Research and Technology Sector
Dtrack GREASE QuiteRAT
2023-01-01ThreatMonSeyit Sigirci (@h3xecute), ThreatMon Malware Research Team
Unraveling the Layers: Analysis of Kimsuky's Multi-Staged Cyberattack
Kimsuky
2022-11-02ASECASEC
Appleseed Being Distributed to Nuclear Power Plant-Related Companies
Appleseed
2022-10-24Medium s2wlabLee Sebin, Shin Yeongjae
Unveil the evolution of Kimsuky targeting Android devices with newly discovered mobile malware
FastFire FastSpy
2022-08-26cocomelonc
Malware development: persistence - part 9. Default file extension hijacking. Simple C++ example.
Kimsuky
2022-08-09Medium walmartglobaltechJason Reaves, Joshua Platt
Pivoting on a SharpExt to profile Kimusky panels for great good
Kimsuky
2022-08-02ASECASEC Analysis Team
Word File Provided as External Link When Replying to Attacker’s Email (Kimsuky)
Kimsuky
2022-07-21ASECASEC Analysis Team
Dissemination of AppleSeed to Specific Military Maintenance Companies
Appleseed
2022-07-11ASECASEC
AppleSeed Disguised as Purchase Order and Request Form Being Distributed
Appleseed
2022-04-20cocomelonccocomelonc
Malware development: persistence - part 1. Registry run keys. C++ example.
Agent Tesla Amadey BlackEnergy Cobian RAT COZYDUKE Emotet Empire Downloader Kimsuky
2022-03-01Huntress LabsJohn Hammond
Targeted APT Activity: BABYSHARK Is Out for Blood
BabyShark
2022-01-05AhnLabASEC Analysis Team
Analysis Report on Kimsuky Group’s APT Attacks (AppleSeed, PebbleDash)
Appleseed Kimsuky PEBBLEDASH
2021-11-18ProofpointDarien Huss, Selena Larson
Triple Threat: North Korea-Aligned TA406 Scams, Spies, and Steals
YoreKey TA406
2021-11-18ProofpointDarien Huss, Selena Larson
Triple Threat: North Korea-Aligned TA406 Steals, Scams and Spies
YoreKey
2021-11-16AhnLabASEC Analysis Team
Analysis Report of Kimsuky Group's APT Attacks (AppleSeed, PebbleDash)
Appleseed PEBBLEDASH
2021-11-03TelsyTelsy Research Team
Dissecting new AppleSeed backdoor of Kimsuky threat actor
Appleseed
2021-10-07S2W Inc.Jaeki Kim, Kyoung-ju Kwak, Sojun Ryu
Operation Newton: Hi Kimsuky? Did an Apple(seed) really fall on Newton’s head?
Appleseed Kimsuky
2021-09-02AhnLabASEC Analysis Team
Attacks using metasploit meterpreter
Appleseed Meterpreter
2021-08-23InQuestDmitry Melikov
Kimsuky Espionage Campaign
Kimsuky
2021-06-11YouTube (Hack In The Box Security Conference)Linda Kuo, Zih-Cing Liao
Dissecting Phishing Techniques Of CloudDragon APT
Appleseed BabyShark
2021-06-11TEAMT5Linda Kuo, Zih-Cing Liao
Story of the ‘Phisherman’ -Dissecting Phishing Techniques of CloudDragon APT (slides)
Appleseed BabyShark
2021-06-01MalwarebytesHossein Jazi
Kimsuky APT continues to target South Korean government using AppleSeed backdoor
Appleseed
2021-05-20Github (microsoft)Microsoft
Microsoft 365 Defender Hunting Queries for hunting multiple threat actors' TTPs and malwares
STRRAT OceanLotus BabyShark Elise Revenge RAT WastedLocker Zebrocy
2021-05-07TEAMT5Jhih-Lin Kuo, Zih-Cing Liao
"We Are About to Land": How CloudDragon Turns a Nightmare Into Reality
FlowerPower Appleseed BabyShark GoldDragon NavRAT
2021-02-28PWC UKPWC UK
Cyber Threats 2020: A Year in Retrospect
elf.wellmess FlowerPower PowGoop 8.t Dropper Agent.BTZ Agent Tesla Appleseed Ave Maria Bankshot BazarBackdoor BLINDINGCAN Chinoxy Conti Cotx RAT Crimson RAT DUSTMAN Emotet FriedEx FunnyDream Hakbit Mailto Maze METALJACK Nefilim Oblique RAT Pay2Key PlugX QakBot REvil Ryuk StoneDrill StrongPity SUNBURST SUPERNOVA TrickBot TurlaRPC Turla SilentMoon WastedLocker WellMess Winnti ZeroCleare APT10 APT23 APT27 APT31 APT41 BlackTech BRONZE EDGEWOOD Inception Framework MUSTANG PANDA Red Charon Red Nue Sea Turtle Tonto Team
2020-12-15KISAKISA
Operation MUZABI
Kimsuky
2020-12-15KISAKrCERT
Operation MUZABI
Appleseed
2020-11-04ESTsecurityAlyac
북한 연계 해킹조직 탈륨, 미국 대선 예측 언론 문서로 위장한 APT 공격 수행 출처
BabyShark
2020-11-02CybereasonAssaf Dahan, Daniel Frank, Lior Rochberger, Tom Fakterman
Back to the Future: Inside the Kimsuky KGH Spyware Suite
BabyShark GoldDragon KGH_SPY Kimsuky
2020-10-27US-CERTUS-CERT
Alert (AA20-301A): North Korean Advanced Persistent Threat Focus: Kimsuky
BabyShark GREASE MECHANICAL Meterpreter Kimsuky
2020-09-04VB LocalhostSveva Vittoria Scenarelli
To catch a Banshee: How Kimsuky’s tradecraft betrays its complementary campaigns and mission
FlowerPower
2020-06-12ThreatConnectThreatConnect Research Team
Probable Sandworm Infrastructure
Avaddon Emotet Kimsuky
2020-03-10Virus BulletinJaeki Kim, Kyoung-Ju Kwak (郭炅周), Min-Chang Jang
Kimsuky group: tracking the king of the spear phishing
Kimsuky MyDogs
2020-03-09PWC UKKris McConkey, Sveva Vittoria Scenarelli
Tracking ‘Kimsuky’, the North Korea-based cyber espionage group: Part 2
BabyShark MyDogs Kimsuky
2020-03-09PWC UKKris McConkey, Sveva Vittoria Scenarelli
Tracking ‘Kimsuky’, the North Korea-based cyber espionage group: Part 1
BabyShark MyDogs Kimsuky
2020-03-04MetaSwan's LabMetaSwan
Kimsuky group's resume impersonation malware
Kimsuky
2020-03-04CrowdStrikeCrowdStrike
2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report
MESSAGETAP More_eggs 8.t Dropper Anchor BabyShark BadNews Clop Cobalt Strike CobInt Cobra Carbon System Cutwail DanaBot Dharma DoppelDridex DoppelPaymer Dridex Emotet FlawedAmmyy FriedEx Gandcrab Get2 IcedID ISFB KerrDown LightNeuron LockerGoga Maze MECHANICAL Necurs Nokki Outlook Backdoor Phobos Predator The Thief QakBot REvil RobinHood Ryuk SDBbot Skipper SmokeLoader TerraRecon TerraStealer TerraTV TinyLoader TrickBot Vidar Winnti ANTHROPOID SPIDER APT23 APT31 APT39 APT40 BlackTech BuhTrap Charming Kitten CLOCKWORK SPIDER DOPPEL SPIDER FIN7 Gamaredon Group GOBLIN PANDA MONTY SPIDER MUSTANG PANDA NARWHAL SPIDER NOCTURNAL SPIDER PINCHY SPIDER SALTY SPIDER SCULLY SPIDER SMOKY SPIDER Thrip VENOM SPIDER VICEROY TIGER
2020-02-19LexfoLexfo
The Lazarus Constellation A study on North Korean malware
FastCash AppleJeus BADCALL Bankshot Brambul Dtrack Duuzer DYEPACK ELECTRICFISH HARDRAIN Hermes HOPLIGHT Joanap KEYMARBLE Kimsuky MimiKatz MyDoom NACHOCHEESE NavRAT PowerRatankba RokRAT Sierra(Alfa,Bravo, ...) Volgmer WannaCryptor
2020-02-18PWC UKKris McConkey, Sveva Vittoria Scenarelli
Tracking ‘Kimsuky’, the North Korea-based cyber espionage group: Part 1
Kimsuky
2019-12-18US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. JOHN DOES 1-2, CONTROLLING A COMPUTER NETWORK THEREBY INJURING PLAINTIFF AND ITS CUSTOMERS
BabyShark Kimsuky
2019-11-14Youtube (mitrecorp)Karl Scheuerman, Piotr Wojtyla
MITRE ATT&CKcon 2.0: How a Threat Hunting Team Has Upgraded Its Use of ATT&CK
Kimsuky
2019-10-04Virus BulletinJaeki Kim, Kyoung-ju Kwak, Min-Chang Jang
Kimsuky group: tracking the king of the spear-phishing
Kimsuky
2019-09-11PrevailionDanny Adamitis, Elizabeth Wharton
Autumn Aperture
Kimsuky
2019-06-10ESTsecurityAlyac
[Special Report] APT Campaign 'Konni' & 'Kimsuky' Organizations Found in Common
Kimsuky
2019-02-25One Night in NorfolkKevin Perlow
How To: Analyzing a Malicious Hangul Word Processor Document from a DPRK Threat Actor Group
NavRAT
2019-02-22Twitter0xffff0800
Tweet on PE
BabyShark
2019-02-22Palo Alto Networks Unit 42Unit 42
New BabyShark Malware Targets U.S. National Security Think Tanks
BabyShark Kimsuky
2019-01-01MITREMITRE ATT&CK
Group description: Stolen Pencil
Kimsuky
2019-01-01Council on Foreign RelationsCyber Operations Tracker
Kimsuky
Kimsuky
2018-12-05NetScoutASERT Team
STOLEN PENCIL Campaign Targets Academia
GREASE MECHANICAL
2018-12-05NetScoutASERT Team
STOLEN PENCIL Campaign Targets Academia
Kimsuky
2018-05-31Cisco TalosJungsoo An, Paul Rascagnères, Warren Mercer
NavRAT Uses US-North Korea Summit As Decoy For Attacks In South Korea
NavRAT
2013-09-11Kaspersky LabsDmitry Tarakanov
The “Kimsuky” Operation: A North Korean APT?
Kimsuky

Credits: MISP Project