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Malicious DLL and Satellite Infrastructure: Russian "Turla" APT

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TIPper: Update to 20160114C - Malicious DLL and Satellite Infrastructure

This incident was previously tipped on 27 January 2016. ThreatConnect now has moderate confidence this malware is associated to the Russian "Turla" Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group and has identified additional command and control (C2) nodes.

ThreatConnect previously identified a malicious DLL that connects to two hardcoded C2 domains calling back to infrastructure hosted by a satellite provider in Africa. The Russian "Turla" state-sponsored actor has leveraged this provider previously for C2, leading us to suspect the malware was tied to the Turla APT.  ThreatConnect now assesses with moderate confidence the malware is associated to the Turla APT due to additional overlaps with known Turla infrastructure.  Additional details including file hashes, C2 domains, IP addresses, and Snort rules can be found in ThreatConnect in the Subscriber Community.

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