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Red October closes as Kaspersky publishes more details
2013-01-21
Following up on Red October
the large-scale cyber-espionage infestation reported by Kaspersky
malware, The H Security says that the command and control systems behind the apparently five-year-old digital spying ring has began closing down.

The campaign was not limited to laptops and desktops, but also stole data from mobile phones connected to those computers, with special tools for iPhones and Nokia smartphones.

The
dark genii
didn't only rely on a typical backdoor program, but also made use of an unusual arsenal, including plugins for Adobe's Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Office that anti-virus programs rarely detected. The plugins waited for the document to be opened and then decrypted and executed the malicious code.
Posted by:Mike Ramsey

#5  He voted for Change.
Posted by: Skidmark   2013-01-21 22:36  

#4  The ultimate sociopath?
Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-21 19:40  

#3  Why in the world is this man (Soros)allowed to do what he does? I can only think wealth and power which very in very few instances equates to a fulfillment of a missing male appendage.
Posted by: Angairong Spaiger6091   2013-01-21 16:23  

#2  SPECTRE lives -- Go after George Soros Ernst Stavro Blofeld, immediately!

Posted by: OldSpook   2013-01-21 14:24  

#1  According to Strategy Page, Kaspersky called the malware Red October because it appeared to be written by Russians. Kaspersky has close ties to the Russian government so this would tend to discount Russian intelligence service involvement.

Perhaps it was a criminal organization selling stolen secrets to the highest bidder.
Posted by: Mike Ramsey   2013-01-21 12:18