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NOBELIUM - wide scale APT29 spear-phishing

Supported versions

Supported Cortex XSOAR versions: 5.5.0 and later.

On May 27, 2021, Microsoft reported a wide scale spear phishing campaign attributed to APT29, the same threat actor responsible for the SolarWinds campaign named SolarStorm. This attack had a wide range of targets for an APT spear phishing campaign with 3,000 email accounts targeted within 150 organizations.
This playbook includes the following tasks:

  • Collect IOCs to be used in your threat hunting process
  • Query FW, SIEMs, EDR, XDR to detect malicious hashes, network activity and compromised hosts
  • Block known indicators ** Note: This is a beta playbook, which lets you implement and test pre-release software. Since the playbook is beta, it might contain bugs. Updates to the pack during the beta phase might include non-backward compatible features. We appreciate your feedback on the quality and usability of the pack to help us identify issues, fix them, and continually improve.


This playbook uses the following sub-playbooks, integrations, and scripts.


  • Search Endpoints By Hash - Generic V2
  • Palo Alto Networks - Hunting And Threat Detection
  • Splunk Indicator Hunting
  • QRadar Indicator Hunting V2
  • Panorama Query Logs
  • Block Indicators - Generic v2


This playbook does not use any integrations.


  • SearchIncidentsV2
  • http


  • extractIndicators
  • ews-search-mailbox

Playbook Inputs#

NameDescriptionDefault ValueRequired
EWSSearchQueryThe EWS query to find malicious emails related to NOBELIUM or From:in.constantcontact.comOptional
BlockIndicatorsAutomaticallyWhether to automatically indicators involved with NOBELIUM spear-phishing.FalseOptional

Playbook Outputs#

There are no outputs for this playbook.

Playbook Image#

NOBELIUM - wide scale APT29 spear-phishing