India under attack by rapidly-evolving advanced persistent threat actor SideCopy, says Cisco Talos

Simon Sharwood reports:

Cisco’s Talos security unit says it has detected an increased rate of attacks on targets on the Indian subcontinent and named an advanced persistent threat actor named SideCopy as the source.

The outfit on Wednesday posted that it has tracked “an increase in SideCopy’s activities targeting government personnel in India using themes and tactics similar to APT36 (aka Mythic Leopard and Transparent Tribe)”. SideCopy’s infrastructure, Talos opined, “indicates a special interest in victims in Pakistan and India,” as the malware used only initiates actions if it detects infections in those two countries.

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