Donot APT group has been actively dropping malicious samples and targeting Government users to exfiltrate data. The group has previously been active in the past and has now again shifted its focus to phishing campaigns. The group has a history of attacking Pakistani government officials and military personnel and has been linked to India. They previously targeted Pakistani users with android malware named (StealJob) was used to target Pakistani android mobile users by Phishing on the name of “Kashmiri Voice” The attackers hunt for confidential information and intellectual property. The hackers’ targets include countries in South Asia, in particular, the state sector of Pakistan.
Donot Group has been actively targeting the Government of Pakistan’s Cabinet Secretariat Cabinet Division via phishing emails dropping malicious Excel documents which enables macro when downloaded and executed. The malicious file suspected of being used as an attachment has the names eappnui.dll and Public-Holidays.xls.