Research Saturday 9.23.17
Ep 2 | 9.23.17

Pacifier APT: Liviu Arsene from Bitdefender.

Show Notes

In 2016 Bitdefender uncovered a new advanced persistent threat dubbed Pacifier, targeting government institutions starting in 2014. Using malicious .doc documents and .zip files distributed via spear phishing e-mails, attackers would lure victims with invitations to social functions or conferences into executing the attachments. It’s capable of dropping multi-stage backdoors. 

Liviu Arsene is a senior e-threat analyst at Bitdefender, and he's our guide to the complex components of Pacifier APT.