“SpyGames” – Global Cyber Espionage Ring Discovered January 15, 2013Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
Tags: Chris Mark, cyberespionage, information security, InfoSec, Kaspersky, mark consulting group, Stuxnet
In an article published today in RT Magazine, it was disclosed that recently Russia’ Kaspersky labs uncovered. “A sophisticated cyber-espionage network targeting the world’s diplomatic, government and research agencies, as well as gas and oil industries…” “The majority of infections are actually from the embassies of ex-USSR country members located in various regions such as Western Europe and even in North America – in the US we have few infections as well. But most infections are concentrated around Russia,” Vitaly Kamluk, chief malware expert at Kasperky Lab, told RT, adding that in Europe, the hardest-hit countries are apparently Beligum and Switzerland. Kaspersky is also the company that identified Stuxnet, Flame, and Duqu malware.
According to the article: “The hackers’ primary objective is to gather information and documents that could compromise the security of governments, corporations or other organizations and agencies. In addition to focusing on diplomatic and governmental agencies around the world, the hackers also attacked energy and nuclear groups, and trade and aerospace targets.”
In August, 2012, I published an article in The Counter Terrorist Magazine titled: “The Rise of CyberEspionage” which outlines the International efforts to steal data from Western nations. Unfortunately, while many companies are busy trying to protect NPI, PII etc. advanced efforts are being undertaken to steal their intellectual property. Stay tuned for a February 2013 article in The Counter Terrorist, as well!