Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kaspersky uncovers cyber espionage APT targeting the White House

A CYBER ESPIONAGE THREAT attacking the White House and US State Department has been discovered by Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab.

The 'CozyDuke' advanced persistent threat (APT) was uncovered by Kaspersky's Global Research and Analysis Team, and is described as worrying owing to its ability to spearphish targets with emails containing a link to a hacked website.

"Sometimes it is a high-profile, legitimate site such as '' hosting a Zip archive," explained Kaspersky researchers Kurt Baumgartner and Costin Raiu in a SecureList blog post.

"The Zip archive contains a RAR SFX which installs the malware and shows an empty PDF decoy."

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