Poseidon

  • First known sample

    2005
  • Discovery

    2015
  • Number of targets

    1-100
  • Current status

    Active
  • Type

    Backdoor , Complex cyberattack platform
  • Targeted platforms

    Windows
  • TOP targeted countries

    Brazil , France , India , Kazakhstan , Russia , USA
  • The way of propagation

    Exploits , Social engineering
  • Purpose/Functions

    Cyberespionage , Remote control , Surveillance
  • Targets

    Financial institutions , Government entities , Heavy industry manufacturers , Manufacturing , Mass media and TV , Private companies , Telecoms
  • Artefacts/Attribution
    Brazilian Portuguese language artefacts
  • Description

    The first Portuguese-speaking targeted attack group, active since at least 2005. Targets include representatives of the energy and manufacturing industries, government and financial institutions, and the media in the US, Brazil, UAE, France, Russia, Kazakhstan, and India. Their cyberespionage campaigns aggressively collect information from company networks—primarily confidential data that could provide financial benefit.

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