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Lebanese cyberespionage campaign hits defense, telecom, media firms worldwide

2015/03/31

Network World - (International) Security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies discovered that a cyberespionage group has hacked into hundreds of defense contractor, telecommunications operator, media group, and educational organization networks from at least 10 countries in ongoing attacks that began in late 2012. The attackers detect vulnerabilities and use Web shells to compromise affected servers, including a sophisticated custom-made trojan on servers running Microsoft's IIS software called Explosive that can infect servers and systems on networks and can spread via USB mass storage devices.

Source: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2904293/lebanese-cyberespionage-campaign-hits-defense-telecom-media-firms-worldwide.html

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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