Turla

Turla is a Russian-based threat group that has infected victims in over 45 countries, spanning multiple industries, including government, embassies, military, education, research, and pharmaceutical since 2004. This group reportedly had heightened activity in mid-2015. Turla has conducted watering hole and spear phishing campaigns, and has leveraged in-house tools and malware. Turla’s espionage platform is primarily used against Windows systems, but has also been used against macOS and Linux systems.

Other names for this threat

Krypton, Snake, Turla Group, VENOMOUS BEAR, Waterbug, WhiteBear

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.