APT36 Expands Interest Within Indian Education Sector


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Transparent Tribe is a suspected Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) based in Pakistan which has been in operation since at least 2013.
The threat actor has targeted Indian government and military personnel but expanded its scope towards Indian educational institutions and students.

The group distributed malicious documents via phishing email documents which were hosted on hosting services or attacker created domains.

The malicious documents were used to distribute Crimson RAT which masqueraded as an update process.
Crimson RAT is obfuscated with Eazfuscator and has various capabilities such as keylogging screen capture exfiltration enumeration and starting and stopping processes.

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