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APT 016

Suspected attribution: China

Target sectors: Japanese and Taiwanese organizations in the high-tech, government services, media and financial services industries

Overview: China-based group concerned with Taiwan political and journalistic matters.

Associated malware: IRONHALO, ELMER, CVE-2015-2546

Attack vectors: Spearphishing emails sent to Taiwanese media organizations and webmail addresses. Lure documents contained instructions for registration and subsequent listing of goods on a Taiwanese auction website.