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Dropping Elephant: Cyber – espionage Group Hunts High Profile  Targets with Low Profile Tools

Dropping Elephant: Cyber – espionage Group Hunts High Profile Targets with Low Profile Tools

In 2016, following an alert from a partner, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team began an investigation. It quickly became clear that a threat actor, likely operating from India, was undertaking aggressive cyber-espionage activity in the Asian region, targeting multiple diplomatic and government entities with a particular focus on China and its international affairs. Having only old exploits and unremarkable tools in their arsenal, the actor also tried its luck in attacking high profile targets including some Western entities.