Russian Federal Agencies Were Attacked With Chinese Webdav-O Virus

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An amalgam of multiple state-sponsored threat groups from China may have been behind a string of targeted attacks against Russian federal executive authorities in 2020.

The latest research, published by Singapore-headquartered company Group-IB, delves into a piece of computer virus called “Webdav-O” that was detected in the intrusions, with the cybersecurity firm observing similarities between the tool and that of popular Trojan called “BlueTraveller,” that’s known to be connected to a Chinese threat group called TaskMasters and deployed in malicious activities with the aim of espionage and plundering confidential documents.

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