Security News Chinese 'Earth Krahang' hackers breach 70 orgs in 23 countries


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Aug 17, 2017
According to Trend Micro researchers monitoring the activity, the campaign has been underway since early 2022 and focuses primarily on government organizations. Specifically, the hackers have compromised 48 government organizations, 10 of which are Foreign Affairs ministries, and targeted another 49 government agencies.

Earth Krahang abuses its presence on breached government infrastructure to attack other governments, builds VPN servers on compromised systems, and performs brute-forcing to crack passwords for valuable email accounts.

Attack overview​

The threat actors employ open-source tools to scan public-facing servers for specific vulnerabilities, such as CVE-2023-32315 (Openfire) and CVE-2022-21587 (Control Web Panel).By exploiting these flaws, they deploy webshells to gain unauthorized access and establish persistence within victim networks.


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