The reputed Chinese state-sponsored threat group APT10 appears to be the culprit behind a campaign this past April that sought to distribute PlugX and Quasar RAT malware via one of two newly discovered downloader variants.

Researchers from enSilo uncovered the campaign after samples were collected from one or more targets based in the Philippines.

PlugX and Quasar are both malicious remote administrative tools with past ties to APT10. The group, which also goes by Stone Panda and a multitude of other nicknames, is known to have specifically developed PlugX.

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