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Tick  (Back to overview)

aka: Bronze Butler, RedBaldKnight

This threat actor targets organizations in the critical infrastructure, heavy industry, manufacturing, and international relations sectors for espionage purposes.


Associated Families
js.node_rat win.8t_dropper win.broler win.daserf win.datper win.lilith win.rarstar win.xxmm

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
elf.wellmess FlowerPower PowGoop 8.t Dropper Agent.BTZ Agent Tesla Appleseed Ave Maria Bankshot BazarBackdoor BLINDINGCAN Chinoxy Conti Ransomware Cotx RAT Crimson RAT DUSTMAN Emotet FriedEx FunnyDream Hakbit Mailto Maze METALJACK Nefilim Ransomware Oblique RAT Pay2Key PlugX QakBot REvil Ryuk StoneDrill StrongPity SUNBURST SUPERNOVA TrickBot TurlaRPC Turla SilentMoon WastedLocker WellMess Winnti ZeroCleare
2021-01-13AlienVaultTom Hegel
@techreport{hegel:20210113:global:72b7b9d, author = {Tom Hegel}, title = {{A Global Perspective of the SideWinder APT}}, date = {2021-01-13}, institution = {AlienVault}, url = {https://cdn-cybersecurity.att.com/docs/global-perspective-of-the-sidewinder-apt.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-01-18} } A Global Perspective of the SideWinder APT
8.t Dropper Koadic SideWinder
2021-01-04nao_sec blognao_sec
@online{naosec:20210104:royal:041b9d3, author = {nao_sec}, title = {{Royal Road! Re:Dive}}, date = {2021-01-04}, organization = {nao_sec blog}, url = {https://nao-sec.org/2021/01/royal-road-redive.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-01-05} } Royal Road! Re:Dive
8.t Dropper Chinoxy FlowCloud FunnyDream Lookback
2020-09-16RiskIQJon Gross
@online{gross:20200916:riskiq:da4b864, author = {Jon Gross}, title = {{RiskIQ: Adventures in Cookie Land - Part 2}}, date = {2020-09-16}, organization = {RiskIQ}, url = {https://community.riskiq.com/article/56fa1b2f}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-09-23} } RiskIQ: Adventures in Cookie Land - Part 2
8.t Dropper Chinoxy Poison Ivy
2020-08-19RiskIQJon Gross, Cory Kennedy
@online{gross:20200819:riskiq:94e5ccf, author = {Jon Gross and Cory Kennedy}, title = {{RiskIQ Adventures in Cookie Land - Part 1}}, date = {2020-08-19}, organization = {RiskIQ}, url = {https://community.riskiq.com/article/5fe2da7f}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-09-23} } RiskIQ Adventures in Cookie Land - Part 1
8.t Dropper Chinoxy
2020-06-03Kaspersky LabsGReAT, Mark Lechtik, Giampaolo Dedola
@online{great:20200603:cycldek:ed9a830, author = {GReAT and Mark Lechtik and Giampaolo Dedola}, title = {{Cycldek: Bridging the (air) gap}}, date = {2020-06-03}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/cycldek-bridging-the-air-gap/97157/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-06-03} } Cycldek: Bridging the (air) gap
8.t Dropper NewCore RAT PlugX USBCulprit Hellsing
2020-03-21MalwareLab.plMaciej Kotowicz
@online{kotowicz:20200321:royal:da8fd16, author = {Maciej Kotowicz}, title = {{On the Royal Road}}, date = {2020-03-21}, organization = {MalwareLab.pl}, url = {https://blog.malwarelab.pl/posts/on_the_royal_road/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-24} } On the Royal Road
8.t Dropper
2020-03-20Medium SebdravenSébastien Larinier
@online{larinier:20200320:new:3da1211, author = {Sébastien Larinier}, title = {{New version of chinoxy backdoor using COVID19 alerts document lure}}, date = {2020-03-20}, organization = {Medium Sebdraven}, url = {https://medium.com/@Sebdraven/new-version-of-chinoxy-backdoor-using-covid19-document-lure-83fa294c0746}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-26} } New version of chinoxy backdoor using COVID19 alerts document lure
8.t Dropper Chinoxy
2020-03-12Check PointCheck Point Research
@online{research:20200312:vicious:3218bb8, author = {Check Point Research}, title = {{Vicious Panda: The COVID Campaign}}, date = {2020-03-12}, organization = {Check Point}, url = {https://research.checkpoint.com/2020/vicious-panda-the-covid-campaign/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-13} } Vicious Panda: The COVID Campaign
8.t Dropper BYEBY Enfal Korlia Poison Ivy
2020-03-11Virus BulletinGhareeb Saad, Michael Raggi
@online{saad:20200311:attribution:3efcc0a, author = {Ghareeb Saad and Michael Raggi}, title = {{Attribution is in the object: using RTF object dimensions to track APT phishing weaponizers}}, date = {2020-03-11}, organization = {Virus Bulletin}, url = {https://www.virusbulletin.com/virusbulletin/2020/03/vb2019-paper-attribution-object-using-rtf-object-dimensions-track-apt-phishing-weaponizers/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-13} } Attribution is in the object: using RTF object dimensions to track APT phishing weaponizers
8.t Dropper
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 DoppelPaymer Dridex Emotet FlawedAmmyy FriedEx Gandcrab Get2 IcedID ISFB KerrDown LightNeuron LockerGoga Maze MECHANICAL Necurs Nokki Outlook Backdoor Phobos Ransomware Predator The Thief QakBot REvil RobinHood Ryuk SDBbot Skipper SmokeLoader TerraRecon TerraStealer TerraTV TinyLoader TrickBot vidar Winnti ANTHROPOID SPIDER Anunak APT31 APT39 BlackTech BuhTrap Charming Kitten CLOCKWORD SPIDER DOPPEL SPIDER Gamaredon Group Leviathan MONTY SPIDER Mustang Panda NARWHAL SPIDER NOCTURNAL SPIDER Pinchy Spider Pirate Panda Salty Spider SCULLY SPIDER SMOKY SPIDER Thrip VENOM SPIDER
2020-01-29nao_sec blognao_sec
@online{naosec:20200129:overhead:ec0aeb5, author = {nao_sec}, title = {{An Overhead View of the Royal Road}}, date = {2020-01-29}, organization = {nao_sec blog}, url = {https://nao-sec.org/2020/01/an-overhead-view-of-the-royal-road.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-02-03} } An Overhead View of the Royal Road
BLACKCOFFEE Cotx RAT Datper DDKONG Derusbi Icefog Korlia NewCore RAT PLAINTEE Poison Ivy Sisfader
2020-01-28Macnica NetworksMacnica Networks
@online{networks:20200128:tick:e511a29, author = {Macnica Networks}, title = {{Tick ​​Group Aiming at Japanese Manufacturing}}, date = {2020-01-28}, organization = {Macnica Networks}, url = {https://www.macnica.net/mpressioncss/feature_05.html/}, language = {Japanese}, urldate = {2021-01-01} } Tick ​​Group Aiming at Japanese Manufacturing
Datper xxmm
2020-01-17JPCERT/CCTakayoshi Shiigi
@techreport{shiigi:20200117:looking:bf71db1, author = {Takayoshi Shiigi}, title = {{Looking back on the incidents in 2019}}, date = {2020-01-17}, institution = {JPCERT/CC}, url = {https://jsac.jpcert.or.jp/archive/2020/pdf/JSAC2020_0_JPCERT_en.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-04-06} } Looking back on the incidents in 2019
TSCookie NodeRAT Emotet PoshC2 Quasar RAT
2020SecureworksSecureWorks
@online{secureworks:2020:bronze:ef493d6, author = {SecureWorks}, title = {{BRONZE BUTLER}}, date = {2020}, organization = {Secureworks}, url = {https://www.secureworks.com/research/threat-profiles/bronze-butler}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-05-23} } BRONZE BUTLER
Daserf xxmm Tick
2019-11-29Trend MicroJoey Chen, Hiroyuki Kakara, Masaoki Shoji
@techreport{chen:20191129:operation:16f5aaa, author = {Joey Chen and Hiroyuki Kakara and Masaoki Shoji}, title = {{Operation ENDTRADE:TICK: 2019s Multi-Stage Backdoors for Attacking Industries and Stealing Classified Data}}, date = {2019-11-29}, institution = {Trend Micro}, url = {https://documents.trendmicro.com/assets/pdf/Operation-ENDTRADE-TICK-s-Multi-Stage-Backdoors-for-Attacking-Industries-and-Stealing-Classified-Data.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-06-02} } Operation ENDTRADE:TICK: 2019s Multi-Stage Backdoors for Attacking Industries and Stealing Classified Data
BROLER
2019-11-29Trend MicroJoey Chen, Hiroyuki Kakara, Masaoki Shoji
@online{chen:20191129:operation:749d75d, author = {Joey Chen and Hiroyuki Kakara and Masaoki Shoji}, title = {{Operation ENDTRADE: Finding Multi-Stage Backdoors that TICK}}, date = {2019-11-29}, organization = {Trend Micro}, url = {https://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/operation-endtrade-finding-multi-stage-backdoors-that-tick/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-17} } Operation ENDTRADE: Finding Multi-Stage Backdoors that TICK
Datper Lilith
2019-11-11Virus BulletinShusei Tomonaga, Tomoaki Tani, Hiroshi Soeda, Wataru Takahashi
@online{tomonaga:20191111:cases:ac5f1b3, author = {Shusei Tomonaga and Tomoaki Tani and Hiroshi Soeda and Wataru Takahashi}, title = {{APT cases exploiting vulnerabilities in region‑specific software}}, date = {2019-11-11}, organization = {Virus Bulletin}, url = {https://www.virusbulletin.com/virusbulletin/2020/05/vb2019-paper-apt-cases-exploiting-vulnerabilities-regionspecific-software/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-05-13} } APT cases exploiting vulnerabilities in region‑specific software
NodeRAT Emdivi PlugX
2019-10-01Macnica NetworksMacnica Networks
@techreport{networks:20191001:trends:30fb713, author = {Macnica Networks}, title = {{Trends in Cyber ​​Espionage Targeting Japan 1st Half of 2019}}, date = {2019-10-01}, institution = {Macnica Networks}, url = {https://www.macnica.net/file/mpressioncss_ta_report_2019_2_nopw.pdf}, language = {Japanese}, urldate = {2021-03-02} } Trends in Cyber ​​Espionage Targeting Japan 1st Half of 2019
PLEAD TSCookie Datper PLEAD
2019-09-22Check Point ResearchCheck Point Research
@online{research:20190922:rancor:e834f67, author = {Check Point Research}, title = {{Rancor: The Year of The Phish}}, date = {2019-09-22}, organization = {Check Point Research}, url = {https://research.checkpoint.com/2019/rancor-the-year-of-the-phish/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-04} } Rancor: The Year of The Phish
8.t Dropper Cobalt Strike
2019-09-19GitHub (werkamsus)werkamsus
@online{werkamsus:20190919:lilith:686f3cb, author = {werkamsus}, title = {{Lilith}}, date = {2019-09-19}, organization = {GitHub (werkamsus)}, url = {https://github.com/werkamsus/Lilith}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-24} } Lilith
Lilith
2019-07-23ProofpointMichael Raggi, Dennis Schwarz, Proofpoint Threat Insight Team
@online{raggi:20190723:chinese:804ec1c, author = {Michael Raggi and Dennis Schwarz and Proofpoint Threat Insight Team}, title = {{Chinese APT “Operation LagTime IT” Targets Government Information Technology Agencies in Eastern Asia}}, date = {2019-07-23}, organization = {Proofpoint}, url = {https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/chinese-apt-operation-lagtime-it-targets-government-information-technology}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-06} } Chinese APT “Operation LagTime IT” Targets Government Information Technology Agencies in Eastern Asia
8.t Dropper Cotx RAT Poison Ivy TA428
2019-04-01Macnica NetworksMacnica Networks
@techreport{networks:20190401:trends:cf738dc, author = {Macnica Networks}, title = {{Trends in Cyber ​​Espionage Targeting Japan 2nd Half of 2018}}, date = {2019-04-01}, institution = {Macnica Networks}, url = {https://www.macnica.net/file/mpressioncss_ta_report_2019.pdf}, language = {Japanese}, urldate = {2021-03-02} } Trends in Cyber ​​Espionage Targeting Japan 2nd Half of 2018
Anel Cobalt Strike Datper PLEAD Quasar RAT RedLeaves taidoor Zebrocy
2019-02-19JPCERT/CCShusei Tomonaga
@online{tomonaga:20190219:tick:83ca850, author = {Shusei Tomonaga}, title = {{攻撃グループTickによる日本の組織をターゲットにした攻撃活動}}, date = {2019-02-19}, organization = {JPCERT/CC}, url = {https://blogs.jpcert.or.jp/ja/2019/02/tick-activity.html}, language = {Japanese}, urldate = {2020-04-01} } 攻撃グループTickによる日本の組織をターゲットにした攻撃活動
NodeRAT
2019-01-18Dell SecureworksYou Nakatsuru
@techreport{nakatsuru:20190118:understanding:15cc8b9, author = {You Nakatsuru}, title = {{Understanding Command and Control - An Anatomy of xxmm Communication}}, date = {2019-01-18}, institution = {Dell Secureworks}, url = {https://jsac.jpcert.or.jp/archive/2019/pdf/JSAC2019_8_nakatsuru_en.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-10} } Understanding Command and Control - An Anatomy of xxmm Communication
xxmm
2019-01-03m4n0w4r
@online{m4n0w4r:20190103:another:2f48120, author = {m4n0w4r}, title = {{Another malicious document with CVE-2017–11882}}, date = {2019-01-03}, url = {https://tradahacking.vn/another-malicious-document-with-cve-2017-11882-839e9c0bbf2f}, language = {Vietnamese}, urldate = {2020-03-11} } Another malicious document with CVE-2017–11882
8.t Dropper
2019Council on Foreign RelationsCyber Operations Tracker
@online{tracker:2019:bronze:9c4af73, author = {Cyber Operations Tracker}, title = {{Bronze Butler}}, date = {2019}, organization = {Council on Foreign Relations}, url = {https://www.cfr.org/interactive/cyber-operations/bronze-butler}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Bronze Butler
Tick
2019MITREMITRE ATT&CK
@online{attck:2019:bronze:b7965ff, author = {MITRE ATT&CK}, title = {{Group description: BRONZE BUTLER}}, date = {2019}, organization = {MITRE}, url = {https://attack.mitre.org/groups/G0060/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Group description: BRONZE BUTLER
Tick
2018-11-03m4n0w4r
@online{m4n0w4r:20181103:l:d496fbd, author = {m4n0w4r}, title = {{Là 1937CN hay OceanLotus hay Lazarus …}}, date = {2018-11-03}, url = {https://tradahacking.vn/l%C3%A0-1937cn-hay-oceanlotus-hay-lazarus-6ca15fe1b241}, language = {Vietnamese}, urldate = {2020-03-11} } Là 1937CN hay OceanLotus hay Lazarus …
8.t Dropper
2018-10-01Macnica NetworksMacnica Networks
@techreport{networks:20181001:trends:17b1db5, author = {Macnica Networks}, title = {{Trends in cyber espionage (targeted attacks) targeting Japan | First half of 2018}}, date = {2018-10-01}, institution = {Macnica Networks}, url = {https://www.macnica.net/file/mpressioncss_2018-1h-report_mnc_rev3_nopw.pdf}, language = {Japanese}, urldate = {2021-03-02} } Trends in cyber espionage (targeted attacks) targeting Japan | First half of 2018
Anel Cobalt Strike Datper FlawedAmmyy Quasar RAT RedLeaves taidoor Winnti xxmm
2018-07-31Medium SebdravenSébastien Larinier
@online{larinier:20180731:malicious:571d2df, author = {Sébastien Larinier}, title = {{Malicious document targets Vietnamese officials}}, date = {2018-07-31}, organization = {Medium Sebdraven}, url = {https://medium.com/@Sebdraven/malicious-document-targets-vietnamese-officials-acb3b9d8b80a?}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-04} } Malicious document targets Vietnamese officials
8.t Dropper
2017-11-07Trend MicroJoey Chen, MingYen Hsieh
@online{chen:20171107:redbaldknightbronze:63a08fe, author = {Joey Chen and MingYen Hsieh}, title = {{REDBALDKNIGHT/BRONZE BUTLER’s Daserf Backdoor Now Using Steganography}}, date = {2017-11-07}, organization = {Trend Micro}, url = {https://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/redbaldknight-bronze-butler-daserf-backdoor-now-using-steganography/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-09} } REDBALDKNIGHT/BRONZE BUTLER’s Daserf Backdoor Now Using Steganography
Tick
2017-11-07Trend MicroTrendmicro
@online{trendmicro:20171107:redbaldknightbronze:f7c817f, author = {Trendmicro}, title = {{REDBALDKNIGHT/BRONZE BUTLER’s Daserf Backdoor Now Using Steganography}}, date = {2017-11-07}, organization = {Trend Micro}, url = {http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/redbaldknight-bronze-butler-daserf-backdoor-now-using-steganography/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-11-27} } REDBALDKNIGHT/BRONZE BUTLER’s Daserf Backdoor Now Using Steganography
Daserf Datper xxmm
2017-10-12SecureworksCTU Research Team
@online{team:20171012:bronze:7b9ae02, author = {CTU Research Team}, title = {{BRONZE BUTLER Targets Japanese Enterprises}}, date = {2017-10-12}, organization = {Secureworks}, url = {https://www.secureworks.com/research/bronze-butler-targets-japanese-businesses}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-07} } BRONZE BUTLER Targets Japanese Enterprises
Daserf Datper rarstar xxmm Tick
2017-08-21JPCERT/CCYu Nakamura
@online{nakamura:20170821:detecting:98daf4d, author = {Yu Nakamura}, title = {{Detecting Datper Malware from Proxy Logs}}, date = {2017-08-21}, organization = {JPCERT/CC}, url = {http://blog.jpcert.or.jp/2017/08/detecting-datper-malware-from-proxy-logs.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-13} } Detecting Datper Malware from Proxy Logs
Datper Tick
2017-07-25Palo Alto Networks Unit 42Kaoru Hayashi
@online{hayashi:20170725:tick:d89ab89, author = {Kaoru Hayashi}, title = {{“Tick” Group Continues Attacks}}, date = {2017-07-25}, organization = {Palo Alto Networks Unit 42}, url = {https://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2017/07/unit42-tick-group-continues-attacks/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } “Tick” Group Continues Attacks
Daserf Tick
2017-06-28SecureworksSecureWorks
@online{secureworks:20170628:bronze:41e2c3b, author = {SecureWorks}, title = {{日本企業を狙う高度なサイバー攻撃の全貌 – BRONZE BUTLER}}, date = {2017-06-28}, organization = {Secureworks}, url = {https://www.secureworks.jp/resources/rp-bronze-butler}, language = {Japanese}, urldate = {2019-11-27} } 日本企業を狙う高度なサイバー攻撃の全貌 – BRONZE BUTLER
Tick
2017-04-25CybereasonAssaf Dahan
@online{dahan:20170425:shadowwali:565d1c1, author = {Assaf Dahan}, title = {{ShadowWali: New variant of the xxmm family of backdoors}}, date = {2017-04-25}, organization = {Cybereason}, url = {https://www.cybereason.com/blog/labs-shadowwali-new-variant-of-the-xxmm-family-of-backdoors}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-02-11} } ShadowWali: New variant of the xxmm family of backdoors
xxmm
2016-04-28SymantecJon DiMaggio
@online{dimaggio:20160428:tick:9fec91a, author = {Jon DiMaggio}, title = {{Tick cyberespionage group zeros in on Japan}}, date = {2016-04-28}, organization = {Symantec}, url = {https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/tick-cyberespionage-group-zeros-japan}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-10} } Tick cyberespionage group zeros in on Japan
Tick

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