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Windows 7: 'Red October' malware spies on governments worldwide


16 Jan 2013   #1

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'Red October' malware spies on governments worldwide

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Kaspersky Lab has discovered yet another worldwide spying campaign that targets governmental bodies, political groups and research institutions.

On par with the memorable Flame malware, Kaspersky and a number of Cyber Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) discovered the malware -- known as Rocra or Red October -- which mostly targets institutions based in Eastern Europe, former USSR members and countries in Central Asia.
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Among the features, there is a "resurrection module" within the malware which keeps the infection hidden, disguised as a plugin for a program such as Microsoft Office, which can then reincarnate the infection after removal.
'Red October' malware spies on governments worldwide | Business Tech - CNET News

Red October hackers also used Java exploit for spy campaign | ZDNet


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