Nation-State APTs Target U.S. Utilities With Dangerous Malware

Researchers spotted the never-before-seen LookBack malware being used in spearphishing campaigns against three U.S. utilities.


Researchers believe that nation-state actors are behind several spearphishing campaigns targeting U.S. utility companies with a newly-identified malware, which has the capabilities to view system data and reboot machines.


Lure emails were sent to three U.S. utilities companies between July 19 and 25. They purported to be from a U.S.-based engineering licensing board, but actually contained a malicious attachment that, once opened, installed and ran a never-before-seen remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed LookBack.

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