Chinese APT Yolped Malware and Alcatel-Lucent Incident

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TIPper: Chinese Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) “Yolped”

This incident contains legacy malware from 2012 that includes a hardcoded command and control callback to an Alcatel-Lucent domain hosted on an official Alcatel-Lucent server in France. The same C2 was previously identified in Incident 20140606B: RavMonD APT. The compromised Alcatel server appears to be inactive now, but ThreatConnect wants to share this information for incident response purposes.  Please see the incident in Subscriber Community for associated indicators including the server and malware MD5s.

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