JAKARTA – Cyber attack growing more and more massively and taking on more and more forms. Recent Kaspersky research has uncovered a new type of attack that compromises certain types of USB drives.
Kaspersky said the attack was used to provide secure encryption of data storage. The researchers dubbed the new attack method TetrisPhantom.
In its official statement, Kaspersky said that TetrisPhantom was an espionage operation targeting government entities in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
The attack showed no overlap with any known threat actors, as reported in a press release on Wednesday (10/18/2023).
The campaign consists of various malicious modules. This allows them to remotely execute commands, collect files and information, and transfer them.
Furthermore, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is capable of executing other malicious files on infected systems.
“Our investigation revealed a high level of sophistication, including virtualization-based software circumvention, low-level communication with USB drives using direct SCSI commands, and self-replication via connected secure USB,” he said Noushin Shabab, Kaspersky researcher.
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