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Cybersleuths Uncover 5-year Spy Operation Targeting Government, Others

January 14, 2013 By Ali Loney – (International) Cybersleuths uncover 5-year spy operation targeting governments, others. Kaspersky Lab researchers uncovered a sophisticated, long-running cyber espionage campaign targeting governments, energy companies, embassies, and aerospace companies dubbed ‘Red October.’ The malware used is customized to individual targets, uses a complex command and control system, and utilizes spear phishing attacks to infect victims.


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Written by Ali Loney

Ali Loney is a Senior UX Designer at Walmart Labs. She is based in Canada and was the former Graphic Designer at Sonatype.