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Longhorn  (Back to overview)

aka: Lamberts, the Lamberts, APT-C-39

Longhorn has been active since at least 2011. It has used a range of back door Trojans in addition to zero-day vulnerabilities to compromise its targets. Longhorn has infiltrated governments and internationally operating organizations, in addition to targets in the financial, telecoms, energy, aerospace, information technology, education, and natural resources sectors. All of the organizations targeted would be of interest to a nation-state attacker. Longhorn has infected 40 targets in at least 16 countries across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Africa. On one occasion a computer in the United States was compromised but, following infection, an uninstaller was launched within hours, which may indicate this victim was infected unintentionally. According to cfr, this threat actor compromises governments, international organizations, academic institutions, and financial, telecommunications, energy, aerospace, information technology, and natural resource industries for espionage purposes. Some of the tools used by this threat actor were released by Wikileaks under the name "Vault 7."


Associated Families
win.lambert win.unidentified_020_cia_vault7

References
2020-03-02Qihoo 360 TechnologyQihoo 360
@online{360:20200302:cia:d88b9c9, author = {Qihoo 360}, title = {{The CIA Hacking Group (APT-C-39) Conducts Cyber-Espionage Operation on China's Critical Industries for 11 Years}}, date = {2020-03-02}, organization = {Qihoo 360 Technology}, url = {http://blogs.360.cn/post/APT-C-39_CIA_EN.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-03} } The CIA Hacking Group (APT-C-39) Conducts Cyber-Espionage Operation on China's Critical Industries for 11 Years
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2020-02-13QianxinQi Anxin Threat Intelligence Center
@techreport{center:20200213:report:146d333, author = {Qi Anxin Threat Intelligence Center}, title = {{APT Report 2019}}, date = {2020-02-13}, institution = {Qianxin}, url = {https://ti.qianxin.com/uploads/2020/02/13/cb78386a082f465f259b37dae5df4884.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-02-27} } APT Report 2019
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2019Council on Foreign RelationsCyber Operations Tracker
@online{tracker:2019:longhorn:effa072, author = {Cyber Operations Tracker}, title = {{Longhorn}}, date = {2019}, organization = {Council on Foreign Relations}, url = {https://www.cfr.org/interactive/cyber-operations/longhorn}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Longhorn
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2018-06-15Youtube (defconswitzerland)Costin Raiu
@online{raiu:20180615:area41:6009950, author = {Costin Raiu}, title = {{Area41 Keynote}}, date = {2018-06-15}, organization = {Youtube (defconswitzerland)}, url = {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeLd-gw2bWo}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-09} } Area41 Keynote
Lambert Regin
2017-04-10Bleeping ComputerCatalin Cimpanu
@online{cimpanu:20170410:longhorn:97fddcb, author = {Catalin Cimpanu}, title = {{Longhorn Cyber-Espionage Group Is Actually the CIA}}, date = {2017-04-10}, organization = {Bleeping Computer}, url = {https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/longhorn-cyber-espionage-group-is-actually-the-cia/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Longhorn Cyber-Espionage Group Is Actually the CIA
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2017-04-10SymantecSymantec Security Response
@online{response:20170410:longhorn:e48f344, author = {Symantec Security Response}, title = {{Longhorn: Tools used by cyberespionage group linked to Vault 7}}, date = {2017-04-10}, organization = {Symantec}, url = {https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/longhorn-tools-used-cyberespionage-group-linked-vault-7}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-09} } Longhorn: Tools used by cyberespionage group linked to Vault 7
Lambert Longhorn
2017-04-10SymantecA L Johnson
@online{johnson:20170410:longhorn:811e6dc, author = {A L Johnson}, title = {{Longhorn: Tools used by cyberespionage group linked to Vault 7}}, date = {2017-04-10}, organization = {Symantec}, url = {https://community.broadcom.com/symantecenterprise/communities/community-home/librarydocuments/viewdocument?DocumentKey=7ca2e331-2209-46a8-9e60-4cb83f9602de&CommunityKey=1ecf5f55-9545-44d6-b0f4-4e4a7f5f5e68&tab=librarydocuments}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-04-21} } Longhorn: Tools used by cyberespionage group linked to Vault 7
Lambert Longhorn
2017-03-07WikileaksWikileaks
@online{wikileaks:20170307:vault:839b275, author = {Wikileaks}, title = {{Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed}}, date = {2017-03-07}, organization = {Wikileaks}, url = {https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/cms/page_34308128.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-08} } Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed
Unidentified 020 (Vault7)
2014-07-07QianxinRed Raindrop Team
@online{team:20140707:analysis:e586631, author = {Red Raindrop Team}, title = {{Analysis and disclosure of the CIA's cyber arsenal}}, date = {2014-07-07}, organization = {Qianxin}, url = {https://ti.qianxin.com/blog/articles/network-weapons-of-cia/}, language = {Chinese}, urldate = {2019-12-19} } Analysis and disclosure of the CIA's cyber arsenal
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Credits: MISP Project