New HiatusRAT malware attacks target US Defense Department

Threat actors have targeted a server owned by the US Department of Defense in a recent HiatusRAT malware campaign in what researchers are describing as a reconnaissance attack.

The assaults were previously targeted at enterprises in Europe and Latin America, and they were used to hack business-class DrayTek Vigor VPN routers used by medium-sized businesses to connect remotely to corporate networks. This represents a significant shift in strategy.

However, between mid-June and August, the campaign’s reconnaissance operations took an unexpected turn, as Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs noted. Additionally, a U.S. military procurement system was targeted, with firms situated in Taiwan also being singled out read more New HiatusRAT malware attacks target US Defense Department.

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