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Nation-sponsored Slingshot is one of the most advanced attack platforms ever.
Researchers have uncovered a new cyber-espionage threat that uses MikroTik routers as a springboard to launch attacks within a network.

The Slingshot APT FAQ

While analyzing some memory dumps suspicious of being infected with a keylogger, we identified a library containing strings to interact with a virtual file system.

This turned out to be a malicious loader internally named “Slingshotrdquo;.
Sofacy, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, and Tsar Team, is a highly active and prolific APT.

From their high volume 0day deployment to their innovative and broad malware set, Sofacy is one of the top groups that we monitor, report, and protect against. 2017 was not any different in this regard.
Researchers from Lookout and the Electronic Frontier Foundation discover an attack group operating out of Lebanon that has already impacted 21 countries.
When one NGO blocked intrusion, frustrated hackers tried to knock its website offline.