29 Dec '14, 2pm

Cyber Espionage Malware Taps Smartphones, Sends Chills

Cyber Espionage Malware Taps Smartphones, Sends Chills

A mysterious malware campaign resembling an attack on Russian officials from earlier this year could be the most sophisticated cyberattack yet discovered. This fall, around the time hackers were draining crucial digital lifeblood from Sony Pictures , one of the most sophisticated malware attacks in history (completely separate from the Sony hack) was coming to a close. Presumably retreating after being exposed by security researchers, the cyber espionage campaign targeted smartphones of business, government, and embassy officials around the world. Its structure parallels an earlier attack aimed primarily on Russian executives, diplomats, and government officials, but the extent of the damage inflicted by the recent campaign—as well as its prospects of returning under a new guise—is still unknown. Waylon Grange, senior malware researcher at Blue Coat Labs in Sunnyvale, Cali...

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