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Hacking Activity of SectorA Group in 2019

A total of 7 subgroups of SectorA have been found to date. In 2019, the activities of the SectorA01 group were most prominent, followed by the activities of the SectorA05 and SectorA02 groups. SectorA groups conduct hacking activities to collect political and diplomatic information related to specific country or to earn foreign currency.

Hacking Activity of SectorC Group in 2019

A total of 11 subgroups of SectorC have been found to date. In 2019, the activities of the SectorC01 group were most prominent, followed by the activities of the SectorC08 and SectorC02 groups. SectorC groups conduct extensive hacking activities around the world, and their activities are mainly found in SectorC’s neighboring countries.

Hacking Activity of SectorD Group in 2019

A total of 15 subgroups of SectorD have been found to date. They perform hacking activities for the purpose of gathering high-quality information such as politics and diplomacy about individuals or countries that oppose the SectorD government. This article presents a summary of monthly activities of the SectorD Group which were discovered in 2019.

Threat Actor Targeting Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Figures

At the end of October, a person deeply involved in the pro-democracy side of the Hong Kong protests received a spear phishing email from someone claiming to be a law student at a top foreign university, requesting for feedback on his supposed thesis which includes recommendations on how to end the Hong Kong unrest. The email contained a link to a Google drive ZIP file.

SectorD01: When anime goes cyber

Multiple organizations in Kuwait have been targeted since 2018 by a threat actor we track as SectorD01, whose primary targets appear to be located in the Middle East but also observed by us to target North America, Europe, South Asia and East Asia in other campaigns. In this analysis we will briefly go through some of the tools used by this threat actor in the campaign which are named Sakabota, Diezen, Gon, Hisoka, Netero, and EYE, and explain how these tools are linked to each other and to other activity in the region.