Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kaspersky Lab: New cyber-spy attacking SMBs under guise of Microsoft Word

Kaspersky Lab reported today that Grabit, a new cyber-spying campaign, has stolen approximately 10,000 files from SMBs in primarily the U.S., India and Thailand by pretending to be a Microsoft Word document.
According to Kaspersky, Grabit is targeting the agriculture, chemicals, construction, education, media and nanotechnology sectors amongst others.
Ido Noar, senior security researcher of the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab, said that Grabit proves that cybercriminals are not just after large organizations. 
"We see a lot of spying campaigns focused on enterprises, government organizations and other high-profile entities, with SMBs rarely seen in the lists of targets, but Grabit shows that it's not just a ‘big fish' game," Noar said in a statement. "In the cyber world, every single organization, whether it possesses money, information or political influence, could be of potential interest to one or other malicious actor."
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