VB2019 presentation: Attor: spy platform with curious GSM fingerprinting

Posted by    on   Feb 11, 2020

Attor is a newly discovered cyber-espionage platform, use of which dates back to at least 2014 and which focuses on diplomatic missions and governmental institutions. The modular malware searches specifically for TrueCrypt‑protected hard drives and the processes of specific VPN applications, suggesting a special interest in security-focused users. The most notable plug-in is one that is able to detect connected GSM/GPRS modems or mobile devices, allowing Attor to speak to them directly using the AT command set.

Details of Attor were presented at VB2019 in London by ESET researcher Zuzana Hromcová. Shortly after her presentation, ESET also published a white paper containing many technical details.

Today we release the recording of Zuzana's presentation.

 

 

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