'red October' Is Latest Super Cyberspy Virus, Firm Says

Red October

A Russian computer security firm says it has uncovered a new, far-ranging cyberspying campaign that targets government secrets. The firm malicious software behind the attack is nicknamed "Red October," a nod to the famous Tom Clancy novel.

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  • ‘NetTraveler’ cyber-spy network compromised over 350 high ...
    In a report published on June 4 the malware that especially targeted Asian countries was identified as an “advanced persistent threat” similar to the Red October unveiled in January. “ Based on the collected intelligence, we estimate the [controlling] group side to about 50 individuals, most of which speak Chinese natively and have working knowledge of the English language ,” the report said.
    07/15/2019 - 10:34 pm | View Website
  • Computer Safety & News
    Red October infections aren’t widespread, the firm says — only “several hundred” have been found so far. But the virus isn’t designed for high infection rates, but rather to spy on specific, high-value targets, it said.
    07/11/2019 - 1:10 am | View Website
  • ’Red October’: Global cyber-spy network uncovered by ...
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  • ‘Red October’: Global cyber-spy network uncovered by ...
    The first instances of Red October malware were discovered in October 2012, but it has been infecting computers since at least 2007, Kaspersky Lab reported. The firm worked with a number of international organizations while conducting the investigation, including Computer Emergency Readiness Teams from the US, Romania and Belarus.
    07/6/2019 - 12:48 am | View Website
  • Red October
    The cyberspy virus is unique in a way that its behavior suggests it has been created for wide espionage campaign. Since it can infect smartphones, once Red October gets into a target computer it automatically searches for a smartphone device connected to the computer in order to spread further.
    07/4/2019 - 5:01 am | View Website
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