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Cyberespionage group launches sophisticated phishing attacks against Outlook Web App users

Lucian Constantin | Oct. 27, 2014
A cyberespionage group has been using advanced spear-phishing techniques to steal email log-in credentials from the employees of military agencies, embassies, defense contractors and international media outlets that use Office 365's Outlook Web App.

The phishing baits used by the attackers included well-known events and conferences that their victims were interested in.

"Apart from effective phishing tactics, the threat actors used a combination of proven targeted attack staples to compromise systems and get in to target networks -- exploits and data-stealing malware," the Trend Micro researchers said. "SEDNIT variants particularly proved useful, as these allowed the threat actors to steal all manners of sensitive information from the victims' computers while effectively evading detection."

 

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