Deep Panda

Deep Panda is a suspected Chinese-based threat group that has targeted several industries, including government, defense, financial, and telecommunications. Deep Panda is attributed with the intrusion into the healthcare company Anthem. Deep Panda is also linked to Black Vine based on both group names being attributed to the Anthem intrusion. Some researchers have linked Deep Panda and APT19 as being the same group, but it is unclear from open source information if the groups are the same.

Other names for this threat

APT26, Black Vine, Group 13, JerseyMikes, KungFu Kittens, PinkPanther, Shell Crew, Turbine Panda, WebMasters

This is a collection of rules based on the presence of indicators of compromise publicly reported as associated with this malicious actor.

Description

This detection identifies a request to resolve a domain publicly known to be associated with this specific malicious actor. Please be aware that malicious actors will often use compromised legitimate websites for malicious purposes.

Recommendation

The alert may be related to normal web browsing activity by the end user. Review the alert in question. If necessary, rebuild the host from a known, good source and have the user change their password.

Description

This detection identifies the execution of a file with a hash publicly known to be associated with this specific malicious actor. Please be aware that malicious actors will often use common System Administration tools for malicious purposes.

Recommendation

Review the alert in question. If necessary, rebuild the host from a known, good source and have the user change their password.

Description

This detection identifies a request to a domain publicly known to be associated with this specific malicious actor. Please be aware that malicious actors will often compromise legitimate websites to use for malicious purposes.

Recommendation

The alert may be related to normal web browsing activity by the end user. Review the alert in question. If necessary, rebuild the host from a known, good source and have the user change their password.