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New Xagent Mac Malware Linked with the APT28 and DNC Hack

By February 16, 2017All

New Xagent Mac Malware Linked with the APT28 and DNC Hack

operators have upped their game – the Xagent payload now can target victims running Mac OS X to steal passwords, grab screens and steal iPhone backups stored on the Mac.
Last year what appears to be one of the largest cyber-espionage campaigns ever, allegedly linked to the Russian territory.
The sample we are discussing today has been linked to the Mac OSX version of Xagent component from Sofacy/APT28/Sednit APT. This modular backdoor with advanced cyber-espionage capabilities is most likely planted on the system via the Komplex downloader.

http://www.dailydot.com/debug/apt28-russian-group-mac-malware/?fb=dd

https://labs.bitdefender.com/2017/02/new-xagent-mac-malware-linked-with-the-apt28/

https://download.bitdefender.com/resources/media/materials/white-papers/en/Bitdefender_In-depth_analysis_of_APT28%E2%80%93The_Political_Cyber-Espionage.pdf