Blue Termite

  • First known sample

    2013
  • Discovery

    2014
  • Number of targets

    100-1000
  • Current status

    Active
  • Type

    Backdoor
  • Targeted platforms

    Windows
  • TOP targeted countries

    Japan
  • The way of propagation

    Exploits , Social engineering , Watering hole attacks
  • Purpose/Functions

    Cyberespionage , Data wiping , Surveillance
  • Targets

    Chemical industry , Education , Financial institutions , Government entities , Health insurance services , Manufacturing , Media , Medical Industry , Pharmaceutical , Satellite operators
  • Artefacts/Attribution
    Chinese language artefacts
  • Description

    A threat actor launching cyber-espionage campaigns against hundreds of organizations in Japan since 2013. The attackers hunt for confidential information utilizing a zero-day Flash Player exploit and a sophisticated backdoor, customized to each victim.

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