probably government-sponsored hacking programs against Uyghur group, including Tibetans, NGOs and human rights organizations.
A number of attacks have been seen directed at the World Uyghur Congress, a Munich-based organization that promotes human rights. Potential victims are often tricked by so-called spear phishing attacks, the targets receive an e-mail with a subject relevant to their interests, and a Word document attached.
All the attacks use exploits for the CVE-2009-0563 (Microsoft Office) vulnerability and The backdoor also includes hard-coded functionality to pull down an arbitrary executable from the C2s.
Kaspersky recommend users to Update all software (especially Word) that you have on your computer and to use Chrome or other browsers that include fraud-detection features.
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