Red October Detected but Still Dangerous
Kaspersky Labs reports that over the past five years, a co-ordinated malware campaign called "Rocra" (short for "Red October") has been funneling classified information and geopolitical intelligence from diplomatic, governmental, and scientific research systems all over the world. It uses known exploits in Microsoft Word and Excel documents to gain access to users’ systems, relying on a targeted social engineering or "spear phishing" element in order to trick users into opening the infected files; collating data about multiple future targets (such as account login credentials) and using it to create something that’s more likely for the target to click on. In an interview with The New York Times, the organization’s chief malware... Continue reading…
Computer espionage campaign has been stealing data for more than five years
Mon 14 Jan 13 from IEEE Spectrum
Kaspersky Lab said Monday it had identified a new computer virus it dubbed "Red October" targeting eastern European countries that appeared to be collecting classified files using NATO and EU ...
Mon 14 Jan 13 from Phys.org
Operation Red October revealed: The astonishing hacker attack that has infiltrated over 55,000 high level government computers
Russian researchers claim the malware targeted government institutions such as embassies, nuclear research centres and oil and gas institutes.
Wed 16 Jan 13 from Daily Mail
Researchers at Russian cybersecurity from Kaspersky Labs say they've uncovered a massive cyber-espionage ring, dubbed Operation Red October, that's been operating since 2007. ...
Tue 15 Jan 13 from TG Daily
Kaspersky Labs reports that over the past five years, a co-ordinated malware campaign called "Rocra" (short for "Red October") has been funneling classified information ...
Tue 15 Jan 13 from The Verge
Unearthed attack site reveals some inner workings of espionage malware.
Tue 15 Jan 13 from Arstechnica
Kaspersky has uncovered an advanced cyber espionage network that rivals the sophistication of last year's infamous Flame malware but is perhaps more devious, as each attack is handcrafted ...
Mon 14 Jan 13 from Techspot
Researchers with Kaspersky Labs have released information on a new botnet they've discovered that dwarfs any previous cyber-espionage efforts as far as its size, scope, and complexity. The ...
Mon 14 Jan 13 from HotHardware
It might have taken five years to discover, but a government-snooping spying campaign dubbed Red October has been exposed by Kaspersky Lab. [Read more]
Mon 14 Jan 13 from CNET
"Red October" command-and-control setup more sophisticated than that of Flame.
Mon 14 Jan 13 from Arstechnica