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Suspected China-based hackers target Uzbekistan gov’t, South Koreans, Cisco says

Chinese hackers are reportedly using a malware strain called SugarGh0st, which is a variant of Gh0st RAT, to target the Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The attacks commenced in August, with decoy documents disguising the malware. Researchers believe the initial attack vector was a phishing email with a malicious file attached. The hackers, believed to be Chinese-speaking, also targeted individuals in South Korea with documents written in Korean. Earlier campaigns used Gh0st RAT to target entities in Uzbekistan and other Asian countries.

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