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Arabic threat group attacking thousands of victims globally


Securityweek - (International) Kaspersky Lab security researchers reported that "Desert Falcons," the first known full-scale Arabic cyber-espionage group, has used spear-phishing and social engineering techniques to deliver two backdoors though 100 malware samples to infect Windows PCs and Android devices of targets based in Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, the U.S., and other countries for at least 2 years. The malware has full-backdoor capability as well as the capability to steal call and SMS logs in Android versions, and attackers have targeted victims from political, military, government individuals and organizations, media outlets, energy and utility providers, physical security companies, and others holding geopolitical information.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:27