Highlights: A Chinese-affiliated attack group (APT31) cloned and actively used an American-affiliated attack group’s (Equation Group) cyber offensive tool code named “EpMe”. Both attack tools exploit a then unknown Windows vulnerability (CVE-2017-0005), for elevating the privileges of the attacker on the infected machine. The American version of the tool was cloned by APT31 during 2014…

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