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PROMETHIUM  (Back to overview)

aka: StrongPity

PROMETHIUM is an activity group that has been active as early as 2012. The group primarily uses Truvasys, a first-stage malware that has been in circulation for several years. Truvasys has been involved in several attack campaigns, where it has masqueraded as one of server common computer utilities, including WinUtils, TrueCrypt, WinRAR, or SanDisk. In each of the campaigns, Truvasys malware evolved with additional features—this shows a close relationship between the activity groups behind the campaigns and the developers of the malware.


Associated Families
win.strongpity

References
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
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2021-02-01Medium 0xthreatintel0xthreatintel
@online{0xthreatintel:20210201:uncovering:d7b9216, author = {0xthreatintel}, title = {{Uncovering APT-C-41 (StrongPity) Backdoor}}, date = {2021-02-01}, organization = {Medium 0xthreatintel}, url = {https://0xthreatintel.medium.com/uncovering-apt-c-41-strongpity-backdoor-e7f9a7a076f4}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-02} } Uncovering APT-C-41 (StrongPity) Backdoor
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2020-12-31cyblecybleinc
@online{cybleinc:20201231:strongpity:bb6ab94, author = {cybleinc}, title = {{StrongPity APT Extends Global Reach with New Infrastructure}}, date = {2020-12-31}, organization = {cyble}, url = {https://cybleinc.com/2020/12/31/strongpity-apt-extends-global-reach-with-new-infrastructure/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-01-04} } StrongPity APT Extends Global Reach with New Infrastructure
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2020-12-21Cisco TalosJON MUNSHAW
@online{munshaw:20201221:2020:4a88f84, author = {JON MUNSHAW}, title = {{2020: The year in malware}}, date = {2020-12-21}, organization = {Cisco Talos}, url = {https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2020/12/2020-year-in-malware.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-12-26} } 2020: The year in malware
WolfRAT Prometei Poet RAT Agent Tesla Astaroth Ave Maria CRAT Emotet Gozi IndigoDrop JhoneRAT Nanocore RAT NjRAT Oblique RAT SmokeLoader StrongPity WastedLocker Zloader
2020-10-30360Threat Intelligence Center
@online{center:20201030:aptc41:ede60de, author = {Threat Intelligence Center}, title = {{蓝色魔眼(APT-C-41)组织首次针对我国重要机构定向攻击活动披露}}, date = {2020-10-30}, organization = {360}, url = {https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/5No0TR4ECVPp_Xv4joXEBg}, language = {Chinese}, urldate = {2020-11-02} } 蓝色魔眼(APT-C-41)组织首次针对我国重要机构定向攻击活动披露
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2020-06-30BitdefenderLiviu Arsene, Radu Tudorica, Cristina Vatamanu, Alexandru Maximciuc
@techreport{arsene:20200630:strongpity:ed365fb, author = {Liviu Arsene and Radu Tudorica and Cristina Vatamanu and Alexandru Maximciuc}, title = {{StrongPity APT - Revealing Trojanized Tools, Working Hours and Infrastructure}}, date = {2020-06-30}, institution = {Bitdefender}, url = {https://www.bitdefender.com/files/News/CaseStudies/study/353/Bitdefender-Whitepaper-StrongPity-APT.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-06-30} } StrongPity APT - Revealing Trojanized Tools, Working Hours and Infrastructure
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2020-06-29Cisco TalosWarren Mercer, Paul Rascagnères, Vitor Ventura
@online{mercer:20200629:promethium:e80cd47, author = {Warren Mercer and Paul Rascagnères and Vitor Ventura}, title = {{PROMETHIUM extends global reach with StrongPity3 APT}}, date = {2020-06-29}, organization = {Cisco Talos}, url = {https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2020/06/promethium-extends-with-strongpity3.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-06-30} } PROMETHIUM extends global reach with StrongPity3 APT
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2019MITREMITRE ATT&CK
@online{attck:2019:promethium:845588e, author = {MITRE ATT&CK}, title = {{Group description: PROMETHIUM}}, date = {2019}, organization = {MITRE}, url = {https://attack.mitre.org/groups/G0056/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Group description: PROMETHIUM
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2019MITREMITRE ATT&CK
@online{attck:2019:neodymium:2979fa4, author = {MITRE ATT&CK}, title = {{Group description: NEODYMIUM}}, date = {2019}, organization = {MITRE}, url = {https://attack.mitre.org/groups/G0055/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Group description: NEODYMIUM
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2018-03-09Bill Marczak, Jakub Dalek, Sarah McKune, Adam Senft, John Scott-Railton, Ron Deibert
@online{marczak:20180309:sandvines:14ef912, author = {Bill Marczak and Jakub Dalek and Sarah McKune and Adam Senft and John Scott-Railton and Ron Deibert}, title = {{Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?}}, date = {2018-03-09}, url = {https://citizenlab.ca/2018/03/bad-traffic-sandvines-packetlogic-devices-deploy-government-spyware-turkey-syria/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-05} } Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?
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2017-12-08ESET ResearchFilip Kafka
@online{kafka:20171208:strongpity2:116d419, author = {Filip Kafka}, title = {{StrongPity2 spyware replaces FinFisher in MitM campaign – ISP involved?}}, date = {2017-12-08}, organization = {ESET Research}, url = {https://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/12/08/strongpity-like-spyware-replaces-finfisher/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-11-14} } StrongPity2 spyware replaces FinFisher in MitM campaign – ISP involved?
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2016-12-14MicrosoftMicrosoft Defender ATP Research Team
@online{team:20161214:twin:17e1d49, author = {Microsoft Defender ATP Research Team}, title = {{Twin zero-day attacks: PROMETHIUM and NEODYMIUM target individuals in Europe}}, date = {2016-12-14}, organization = {Microsoft}, url = {https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2016/12/14/twin-zero-day-attacks-promethium-and-neodymium-target-individuals-in-europe/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-13} } Twin zero-day attacks: PROMETHIUM and NEODYMIUM target individuals in Europe
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2016-10-12Twitter (@PhysicalDrive0)PhysicalDrive0
@online{physicaldrive0:20161012:strongpity:86fba4e, author = {PhysicalDrive0}, title = {{Tweet on StrongPity}}, date = {2016-10-12}, organization = {Twitter (@PhysicalDrive0)}, url = {https://twitter.com/physicaldrive0/status/786293008278970368}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-06} } Tweet on StrongPity
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2016-10-06Virus BulletinKurt Baumgartner
@online{baumgartner:20161006:strongpity:898bc2b, author = {Kurt Baumgartner}, title = {{On the StrongPity Waterhole Attacks Targeting Italian and Belgian Encryption Users}}, date = {2016-10-06}, organization = {Virus Bulletin}, url = {https://www.virusbulletin.com/conference/vb2016/abstracts/last-minute-paper-strongpity-waterhole-attacks-targeting-italian-and-belgian-encryption-users}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-09} } On the StrongPity Waterhole Attacks Targeting Italian and Belgian Encryption Users
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2016-10-03Kaspersky LabsKurt Baumgartner
@online{baumgartner:20161003:strongpity:d4a8c09, author = {Kurt Baumgartner}, title = {{On the StrongPity Waterhole Attacks Targeting Italian and Belgian Encryption Users}}, date = {2016-10-03}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/blog/research/76147/on-the-strongpity-waterhole-attacks-targeting-italian-and-belgian-encryption-users/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } On the StrongPity Waterhole Attacks Targeting Italian and Belgian Encryption Users
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Credits: MISP Project