After their investigation, Citizen Lab were able to determine that the links would have lead to a chain of zero-day exploits
which would have remotely jailbroken Mansoor's iPhone 6 and installed spyware.
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As can be seen on Figure 1 the most common type of APT attack is social engineering, especially by social engineered emails or in combination with zero-day exploit
which is tried to exploit computer application vulnerabilities that are unknown to others or the software developer.
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The researchers were able to direct a device to visit a malicious website that could then download a piece of malware or make use of a zero-day exploit
to hijack or further take control of the device.
The assumption behind this tactic was simple: if Toropov tried to sell a zero-day exploit
to Hacking Team, it was highly probable that he did the same with other spyware vendors.
The company had given hackers till October 31 to come up with a zero-day exploit
of the iOS 9 OS.
Two Taidoor-related zero-day exploit
attacks targeting CVE-2014-1761 hit government agencies and an educational institution in Taiwan.
According to CNET, the zero-day exploit
allows attackers to install malware on your computer without one's permission, and that could be used to hack personal information or gain control of the computer.
Once the attackers developed a zero-day exploit
, the next hurdle would be to get it past a firewall.
An Inexsmar campaign launched in July appeared to make significant strides in the standard attack carried out by DarkHotel, including using social engineering techniques to deliver the malicious payload to a target rather than the typical zero-day exploit
approach the malware typically utilizes.
Its exploit for CVE-2017-0262 was distributed in a decoy document about President Donald Trump's decision to launch an attack in Syria last month and was chained with another zero-day exploit
for a Windows privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2017-0263) that was also patched Tuesday.