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siljaline
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Re: The "Red October" Campaign

‘Red October’ malware has snooped governments, diplomats since 2007

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Security researchers have outed a malware espionage network believed to have been collecting documents from hundreds of high profile victims at government agencies, embassies and research organisations since 2007.

Researchers at Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab have dubbed the espionage network "Red October" a still-active operation it says has targeted governments of 39 countries and appears to be aimed at gathering classified information and geopolitical intelligence.
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said by siljaline:

‘Red October’ malware has snooped governments, diplomats since 2007

quote:
... Researchers at Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab have dubbed the espionage network "Red October" a still-active operation it says has targeted governments of 39 countries and appears to be aimed at gathering classified information and geopolitical intelligence.
Article

It's kind of fascinating that 60% of Kaspersky's documented infections lie within pretty close proximity to China. The rest are scattered over the whole rest of the world. Mere coincidence, of course...
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siljaline
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Also recently from Ars.
Why Red October malware is the Swiss Army knife of espionage
• »arstechnica.com/security/2013/01···pionage/
What's baffling is the depths of this type of cyber-espionage attacks and how they are implemented.
Gone are the days of running SpyBot and or Ad-Aware to clean an infection, avoiding the obvious.