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Critical Infrastructure Targeted In New Threat Campaign

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A cyberthreat groupusing malware tied to the Sony Pictures hack of late 2014 is attacking nuclear, defense, energy, and financial companies in what appears to be a campaign to gather information for future exploitation. In October and November alone, the malware has appeared on systems belonging to at least 87 organizations, most of them in the US, McAfee said in a report this week.

Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer atCybereason:

“For the last decade, utilities and power companies have been among the least well protected of all critical infrastructure providers; and this is only now changing as regulations and attention are increasing. It should be expected that cyber criminals will always look for assets, both identity and bot resources; and nation states will always look to expand their influence and reach, grow their exploit stockpiles and hone their skills. It should come as no surprise that the high value and poorly defended sectors get the attention, and that puts...(continued)

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