GoldenSpy: An ongoing game of cat and mouse between cyber adversaries and the security community

In June, Trustwave reported the discovery of a dangerous new malware family dubbed GoldenSpy, hidden within tax payment software mandated by China Tax Bureau (CTB) for all businesses operating in the country. 

This took an unexpected turn soon after Trustwave posted its findings and advice on how to defeat the unusually persistent malware. It quickly became apparent that the threat actors behind the malware had not only read Trustwave’s report, but then took swift action to reverse existing malware infections and attempt cover their tracks. In this Q&A, Brian Hussey, VP of cyber threat detection and response at Trustwave, discusses the ongoing game of cat and mouse between the security pros and threat actors.

First of all, what is GoldenSpy and how dangerous is it?

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