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FIN4 attack group targets firms for stock market profit


Securityweek - (International) FireEye researchers published a report on a group of attackers known as FIN4 that have targeted high-level figures at various financial services companies, advisory firms, and regulators in order to obtain inside information on business decisions for possible use in stock trading. The group has been active since mid-2013 and uses visual basic applications (VBA) macros in Microsoft Word documents and links to fake Outlook Web App login pages in order to obtain user names and passwords.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:22:37