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New Threat Group Using Old Technique to Run Custom Malware

Whitefly is exploiting DLL hijacking with considerable success against organizations since at least 2017, Symantec says. 

Whitefly, a previously unknown threat group targeting organizations in Singapore, is the latest to demonstrate just how effective some long-standing attack techniques and tools continue to be for breaking into and maintaining persistence on enterprise networks.

In a report Wednesday, Symantec identified Whitefly as the group responsible for an attack on Singapore healthcare organization SingHealth last July that resulted in the theft of 1.5 million patient records. The attack is one of several that Whitefly has carried out in Singapore since at least 2017.

Whitefly's targets have included organizations in the telecommunications, healthcare, engineering, and media sectors. Most of the victims have been Singapore-based companies, but a handful of multinational firms with operations in the country have been affected as well.

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https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-threat-group-using-old-technique-to-run-custom-malware/d/d-id/1334089