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Turla malware uses Gmail to issue commands to infected machines

May 28, 2020

Via: TechRadar

One of Russia’s most advanced state-sponsored hacker groups has added several devious new tools to its arsenal, security researchers have warned.

Although the Turla group is still using the v4 version of the ComRAT malware, ESET researchers warned that this has since been updated to include two new features: exfiltration of victim’s antivirus logs, and the ability to control the malware via a Gmail inbox.

According to ESET, the antivirus logs are stolen by the malware and then uploaded to one of its command-and-control servers.

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