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EFF, Look Out Uncover Dark Caracal Spy Group

EFF, Look out uncover Dark Caracal spy group

A new threat actor named Dark Caracal and working out of a building operated by the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) has been fingered by Lookout and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) as being behind cyberattacks hitting thousands of victims in more than 20 nations worldwide.

The EFF and Lookout report indicated that Dark Caracal has stolen hundreds of gigabytes of data to include enterprise intellectual property and personally identifiable information from governments, military targets, utilities, financial institutions, manufacturing companies, and defense contractors. The report said the GDGS is known to gather cyber intelligence to bolster its offensive cyber capabilities.

The group is believed to be currently running six distinct and concurrently operating campaigns some of which have been in operation since 2012.

Dark Caracal has ties to a previous operation uncovered by the EFF during its...(continued)

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