Pacifier APT: Liviu Arsene from Bitdefender.
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.