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Nick Dai

Last known affiliation: Trend Micro
Bio: Nick Dai is a threat researcher in Trend Micro. He is devoted to tracking and detecting APT attacks within APAC region by malware analysis and threat intelligence. He also develops tools for threat hunting and malware analysis. He has published several publications regarding targeted attacks and malwares.
Date: 2023-04-13
Catching the Big Phish: Earth Preta Targets Government, Educational, and Research Institutes Around the World
Nick Dai 🗣 | Vickie Su | Sunny W Lu

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We have been monitoring a wave of spear-phishing attacks targeting the government, academic, foundations, and research sectors around the world. Based on the lure documents we observed in the wild, this is a large-scale cyberespionage campaign that began around March. After months of tracking, the seemingly wide outbreak of targeted attacks includes but not limited to Myanmar, Australia, the Philippines, Japan and Taiwan. We analyzed the malware families used in this campaign and attributed the incidents to a notorious advanced persistent threat (APT) group called Earth Preta (also known as Mustang Panda and Bronze President).

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