Turla, also known as Snake or Uroburos is one of the most sophisticated ongoing cyber-espionage campaigns. The latest Kaspersky Lab research on this operation reveals that Epic is the initial stage of the Turla victim infection mechanism.
Targets of “Epic” belong to the following categories: government entities (Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Ministry of Foreign/External affairs, intelligence agencies), embassies, military, research and education organisations and pharmaceutical companies.
The attacks detected in this operation fall into several different categories depending on the initial infection vector used in compromising the victim:
A security solution should be turned on at all times and all its components should be active. The solution’s databases should also be up to date.