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Oil & gas firms hit by cyberattacks that forgo malware


Dark Reading - (International) Panda Lab researchers discovered a unique targeted attack campaign dubbed Phantom Menace that has infiltrated and stolen credentials from 10 international oil and gas maritime transportation companies since August 2013, via a spear-phishing email containing a fake Adobe PDF file utilizing a file transfer protocol (FTP) server. The attackers contact oil brokers and request a fee in exchange for fake barrels of oil sold at a discounted rate, which are never delivered.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:17