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Musical Chairs: Multi-Year Campaign Involving New Variant of Gh0st Malware

The Gh0st malware is a widely used remote administration tool (RAT) that originated in China in the early 2000s. It has been the subject of many analysis reports, including those describing targeted espionage campaigns like Operation Night Dragon and the GhostNet attacks on Tibet. Musical Chairs is a multi-year campaign which recently deployed a new variant Gh0st we’ve named “Piano Gh0st.”

Our evidence suggests the actors behind these attacks have been operating for over five years and ha...

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