SYMBOLCOMMON_NAMEaka. SYNONYMS

Kimsuky  (Back to overview)

aka: Velvet Chollima, Black Banshee, Thallium, Operation Stolen Pencil

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


Associated Families
win.mechanical win.babyshark ps1.flowerpower win.appleseed

References
2021-09-02ASECAhnLab ASEC Analysis Team
@online{team:20210902:attacks:39695ea, author = {AhnLab ASEC Analysis Team}, title = {{Attacks using metasploit meterpreter}}, date = {2021-09-02}, organization = {ASEC}, url = {https://asec.ahnlab.com/ko/26705/}, language = {Korean}, urldate = {2021-09-09} } Attacks using metasploit meterpreter
Appleseed Meterpreter
2021-06-11TEAMT5Linda Kuo, Zih-Cing Liao
@techreport{kuo:20210611:story:897e55c, author = {Linda Kuo and Zih-Cing Liao}, title = {{Story of the ‘Phisherman’ -Dissecting Phishing Techniques of CloudDragon APT (slides)}}, date = {2021-06-11}, institution = {TEAMT5}, url = {https://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2021ams/materials/D2T1%20-%20The%20Phishermen%20-%20Dissecting%20Phishing%20Techniques%20of%20CloudDragon%20APT%20-%20Linda%20Kuo%20&Zih-Cing%20Liao%20.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-06-22} } Story of the ‘Phisherman’ -Dissecting Phishing Techniques of CloudDragon APT (slides)
Appleseed BabyShark
2021-06-11YouTube (Hack In The Box Security Conference)Linda Kuo, Zih-Cing Liao
@online{kuo:20210611:dissecting:cd60a32, author = {Linda Kuo and Zih-Cing Liao}, title = {{Dissecting Phishing Techniques Of CloudDragon APT}}, date = {2021-06-11}, organization = {YouTube (Hack In The Box Security Conference)}, url = {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv2_DK3tRgI}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-06-22} } Dissecting Phishing Techniques Of CloudDragon APT
Appleseed BabyShark
2021-06-01MalwarebytesHossein Jazi
@online{jazi:20210601:kimsuky:922141b, author = {Hossein Jazi}, title = {{Kimsuky APT continues to target South Korean government using AppleSeed backdoor}}, date = {2021-06-01}, organization = {Malwarebytes}, url = {https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2021/06/kimsuky-apt-continues-to-target-south-korean-government-using-appleseed-backdoor/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-06-09} } Kimsuky APT continues to target South Korean government using AppleSeed backdoor
Appleseed
2021-05-20Github (microsoft)Microsoft
@online{microsoft:20210520:microsoft:41112d3, author = {Microsoft}, title = {{Microsoft 365 Defender Hunting Queries for hunting multiple threat actors' TTPs and malwares}}, date = {2021-05-20}, organization = {Github (microsoft)}, url = {https://github.com/microsoft/Microsoft-365-Defender-Hunting-Queries}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-05-25} } 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
@techreport{kuo:20210507:we:cd620c1, author = {Jhih-Lin Kuo and Zih-Cing Liao}, title = {{"We Are About to Land": How CloudDragon Turns a Nightmare Into Reality}}, date = {2021-05-07}, institution = {TEAMT5}, url = {https://i.blackhat.com/asia-21/Friday-Handouts/as-21-Kuo-We-Are-About-To-Land-How-CloudDragon-Turns-A-Nightmare-Into-Reality.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-09-14} } "We Are About to Land": How CloudDragon Turns a Nightmare Into Reality
FlowerPower Appleseed BabyShark GoldDragon NavRAT
2021-02-28PWC UKPWC UK
@techreport{uk:20210228:cyber:bd780cd, author = {PWC UK}, title = {{Cyber Threats 2020: A Year in Retrospect}}, date = {2021-02-28}, institution = {PWC UK}, url = {https://www.pwc.co.uk/cyber-security/pdf/pwc-cyber-threats-2020-a-year-in-retrospect.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-03-04} } 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
2020-12-15KISAKrCERT
@techreport{krcert:20201215:operation:4784750, author = {KrCERT}, title = {{Operation MUZABI}}, date = {2020-12-15}, institution = {KISA}, url = {https://www.boho.or.kr/filedownload.do?attach_file_seq=2652&attach_file_id=EpF2652.pdf}, language = {Korean}, urldate = {2021-06-04} } Operation MUZABI
Appleseed
2020-11-04ESTsecurityAlyac
@online{alyac:20201104:apt:668b6b4, author = {Alyac}, title = {{북한 연계 해킹조직 탈륨, 미국 대선 예측 언론 문서로 위장한 APT 공격 수행 출처}}, date = {2020-11-04}, organization = {ESTsecurity}, url = {https://blog.alyac.co.kr/3352}, language = {Korean}, urldate = {2020-11-04} } 북한 연계 해킹조직 탈륨, 미국 대선 예측 언론 문서로 위장한 APT 공격 수행 출처
BabyShark
2020-11-02CybereasonAssaf Dahan, Lior Rochberger, Daniel Frank, Tom Fakterman
@online{dahan:20201102:back:64a6991, author = {Assaf Dahan and Lior Rochberger and Daniel Frank and Tom Fakterman}, title = {{Back to the Future: Inside the Kimsuky KGH Spyware Suite}}, date = {2020-11-02}, organization = {Cybereason}, url = {https://www.cybereason.com/blog/back-to-the-future-inside-the-kimsuky-kgh-spyware-suite}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-11-02} } Back to the Future: Inside the Kimsuky KGH Spyware Suite
BabyShark GoldDragon KGH_SPY Kimsuky
2020-10-27US-CERTUS-CERT
@online{uscert:20201027:alert:cd5c1eb, author = {US-CERT}, title = {{Alert (AA20-301A): North Korean Advanced Persistent Threat Focus: Kimsuky}}, date = {2020-10-27}, organization = {US-CERT}, url = {https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-301a}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-10-29} } Alert (AA20-301A): North Korean Advanced Persistent Threat Focus: Kimsuky
BabyShark Meterpreter Kimsuky
2020-09-04VB LocalhostSveva Vittoria Scenarelli
@techreport{scenarelli:20200904:to:f6dd57b, author = {Sveva Vittoria Scenarelli}, title = {{To catch a Banshee: How Kimsuky’s tradecraft betrays its complementary campaigns and mission}}, date = {2020-09-04}, institution = {VB Localhost}, url = {https://vb2020.vblocalhost.com/uploads/VB2020-46.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-04-30} } To catch a Banshee: How Kimsuky’s tradecraft betrays its complementary campaigns and mission
FlowerPower
2020-03-09PWC UKKris McConkey, Sveva Vittoria Scenarelli
@online{mcconkey:20200309:tracking:1979cbf, author = {Kris McConkey and Sveva Vittoria Scenarelli}, title = {{Tracking ‘Kimsuky’, the North Korea-based cyber espionage group: Part 1}}, date = {2020-03-09}, organization = {PWC UK}, url = {https://www.pwc.co.uk/issues/cyber-security-services/research/tracking-kimsuky-north-korea-based-cyber-espionage-group-part-1.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-05-03} } Tracking ‘Kimsuky’, the North Korea-based cyber espionage group: Part 1
BabyShark MyDogs Kimsuky
2020-03-09PWC UKKris McConkey, Sveva Vittoria Scenarelli
@online{mcconkey:20200309:tracking:5a16ab4, author = {Kris McConkey and Sveva Vittoria Scenarelli}, title = {{Tracking ‘Kimsuky’, the North Korea-based cyber espionage group: Part 2}}, date = {2020-03-09}, organization = {PWC UK}, url = {https://www.pwc.co.uk/issues/cyber-security-data-privacy/research/tracking-kimsuky-north-korea-based-cyber-espionage-group-part-2.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-07-13} } Tracking ‘Kimsuky’, the North Korea-based cyber espionage group: Part 2
BabyShark MyDogs Kimsuky
2020-03-04CrowdStrikeCrowdStrike
@techreport{crowdstrike:20200304:2020:818c85f, author = {CrowdStrike}, title = {{2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report}}, date = {2020-03-04}, institution = {CrowdStrike}, url = {https://go.crowdstrike.com/rs/281-OBQ-266/images/Report2020CrowdStrikeGlobalThreatReport.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-07-24} } 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 APT31 APT39 BlackTech BuhTrap Charming Kitten CLOCKWORK SPIDER DOPPEL SPIDER FIN7 Gamaredon Group Leviathan MONTY SPIDER Mustang Panda NARWHAL SPIDER NOCTURNAL SPIDER PINCHY SPIDER Pirate Panda SALTY SPIDER SCULLY SPIDER SMOKY SPIDER Thrip VENOM SPIDER
2019-12-18US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
@online{virginia:20191218:microsoft:0576bc3, author = {US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia}, title = {{MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Plaintiff, v. JOHN DOES 1-2, CONTROLLING A COMPUTER NETWORK THEREBY INJURING PLAINTIFF AND ITS CUSTOMERS}}, date = {2019-12-18}, url = {https://www.bloomberglaw.com/document/public/subdoc/X67FPNDOUBV9VOPS35A4864BFIU?imagename=1}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-04-28} } 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
@online{scheuerman:20191114:mitre:45c59cb, author = {Karl Scheuerman and Piotr Wojtyla}, title = {{MITRE ATT&CKcon 2.0: How a Threat Hunting Team Has Upgraded Its Use of ATT&CK}}, date = {2019-11-14}, organization = {Youtube (mitrecorp)}, url = {https://youtu.be/hAsKp43AZmM?t=1027}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-04-28} } MITRE ATT&CKcon 2.0: How a Threat Hunting Team Has Upgraded Its Use of ATT&CK
Kimsuky
2019-02-22Palo Alto Networks Unit 42Unit 42
@online{42:20190222:new:7bda906, author = {Unit 42}, title = {{New BabyShark Malware Targets U.S. National Security Think Tanks}}, date = {2019-02-22}, organization = {Palo Alto Networks Unit 42}, url = {https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/new-babyshark-malware-targets-u-s-national-security-think-tanks/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-07} } New BabyShark Malware Targets U.S. National Security Think Tanks
BabyShark Kimsuky
2019-02-22Twitter0xffff0800
@online{0xffff0800:20190222:pe:ea39c56, author = {0xffff0800}, title = {{Tweet on PE}}, date = {2019-02-22}, organization = {Twitter}, url = {https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1099147896950185985}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-08} } Tweet on PE
BabyShark
2019MITREMITRE ATT&CK
@online{attck:2019:stolen:1489d7d, author = {MITRE ATT&CK}, title = {{Group description: Stolen Pencil}}, date = {2019}, organization = {MITRE}, url = {https://attack.mitre.org/groups/G0086/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Group description: Stolen Pencil
Kimsuky
2019Council on Foreign RelationsCyber Operations Tracker
@online{tracker:2019:kimsuky:828a4d5, author = {Cyber Operations Tracker}, title = {{Kimsuky}}, date = {2019}, organization = {Council on Foreign Relations}, url = {https://www.cfr.org/interactive/cyber-operations/kimsuky}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Kimsuky
Kimsuky
2018-12-05NetScoutASERT Team
@online{team:20181205:stolen:bc9dd60, author = {ASERT Team}, title = {{STOLEN PENCIL Campaign Targets Academia}}, date = {2018-12-05}, organization = {NetScout}, url = {https://asert.arbornetworks.com/stolen-pencil-campaign-targets-academia/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-08} } STOLEN PENCIL Campaign Targets Academia
GREASE MECHANICAL
2018-12-05NetScoutASERT Team
@online{team:20181205:stolen:0f87971, author = {ASERT Team}, title = {{STOLEN PENCIL Campaign Targets Academia}}, date = {2018-12-05}, organization = {NetScout}, url = {https://www.netscout.com/blog/asert/stolen-pencil-campaign-targets-academia}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-05} } STOLEN PENCIL Campaign Targets Academia
Kimsuky
2013-09-11Kaspersky LabsDmitry Tarakanov
@online{tarakanov:20130911:kimsuky:cce4ab2, author = {Dmitry Tarakanov}, title = {{The “Kimsuky” Operation: A North Korean APT?}}, date = {2013-09-11}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/the-kimsuky-operation-a-north-korean-apt/57915/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } The “Kimsuky” Operation: A North Korean APT?
Kimsuky

Credits: MISP Project