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Middle East hackers target government departments, U.S. financial institution

2014/06/02

Security Week - (International) FireEye researchers identified an attack campaign targeting an undisclosed U.S. financial institution as well as government agencies in several countries that attempts to drop remote access trojans (RATs) on targets' systems. The researchers attributed the campaign to a Middle Eastern group known as "Operation Molerats" due to the location of the attack infrastructure and the variants of the Poison Ivy and Xtreme RATs used.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/middle-east-hackers-target-government-departments-us-financial-institution

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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