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Blue Termite actively targets high-profile Japanese organisations

Zafirah Salim | Aug. 25, 2015
The attackers hunt for confidential information and utilise a zero-day Flash player exploit and a sophisticated backdoor, which is customised for each victim.

"Since early June, when the cyber attack on the Japan Pension Service started to be widely reported, various Japanese organisations would have started to deploy protection measures. However, the attackers from Blue Termite, who might have kept a close eye on them, started to employ new attack methods and successfully expanded their impact," he added.

In order to reduce the risk of being infected by the Blue Termite cyberespionage campaign, Kaspersky Lab experts recommend the adoption of the following measures:

  • Ensure software is frequently updated, especially those that are widely used and often exploited by cyber criminals
  • If there are no security patches available for any detected vulnerabilities in the software on your device, avoid using it
  • Be cautious of emails with attachments
  • Use a proven anti-malware solution


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