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{{Also|Likewise|Additionally} {{known|understood|recognized} as|referred to as|called} PROJECTM {and|as well as|and also} MYTHIC LEOPARD, Transparent {Tribe|People} is {{described|explained|defined} as|referred to as|called} a “{prolific|respected}” {group|team} {{involved|included|entailed} in|associated with} “{massive|huge|enormous|large|substantial} {espionage|reconnaissance} {campaigns|projects}.”

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, {via|through|by means of|using} spear-phishing {emails|e-mails}. {Fraudulent|Deceptive|Deceitful|Illegal} messages are {sent|sent out} {{together|with each other} with|along with} {malicious|harmful|destructive} Microsoft {Office|Workplace} {documents|files|papers|records} {containing|including|consisting of|having} {an embedded|an ingrained} macro that {deploys|releases} the {group|team}’s {main|primary|major} {payload|haul}, the Crimson Remote {Access|Gain Access To|Accessibility} Trojan(RAT ). If {a victim|a sufferer|a target} {{falls|drops} for|succumbs to} the {scheme|plan|system} {and|as well as|and also} {enables|allows|makes it possible for} macros, the custom.NET Trojan launches {and|as well as|and also} {performs|carries out|does|executes} {a variety|a range|a selection} of {functions|features}, {including|consisting of} {connecting|linking|attaching} to a command-and-control (C2) {server|web server} for {data|information} exfiltration {and|as well as|and also} remote malware updates, {stealing|taking|swiping} {files|data|documents}, {capturing|catching|recording} screenshots, {and|as well as|and also} {compromising|jeopardizing|endangering} microphones {and|as well as|and also} {webcams|web cams|cams} for {audio|sound} {and|as well as|and also} {video|video clip} {surveillance|monitoring|security}. 

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{Transparent|Clear} {Tribe|People} {also|likewise|additionally} {makes {use|usage} of|utilizes|uses|takes advantage of} other.NET malware {and|as well as|and also} a Python-based Trojan called Peppy, {but|however|yet} {a new|a brand-new} USB {attack|assault|strike} {tool|device} is of {particular|specific|certain} {interest|rate of interest|passion}. 

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Over 200 {samples|examples} of Transparent {Tribe|People} Crimson {components|elements|parts} were {detected|spotted|discovered|found|identified} {between|in between} June 2019 {and|as well as|and also} June 2020. 

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