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Attackers used multiple zero-days to hit spy agencies in cyber-espionage campaign

2014/08/07

Securityweek - (International) Kaspersky Lab researchers identified the infection methods used in the Epic Turla cyber-espionage campaign (also known as Snake or Uroburos) that targeted intelligence agencies, military organizations, government agencies, education institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and research groups in over 45 countries. The attackers behind the campaign used several malware platforms and zero-day exploits in Windows XP and Server 2003 and Adobe Reader to infect systems and then could upgrade the malware with additional capabilities once in place.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/attackers-used-multiple-zero-days-hit-spy-agencies-cyber-espionage-campaign

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: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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