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Symantec: Well-heeled hacking group Black Vine behind Anthem breach

Fred O'Connor | July 30, 2015
Black Vine has been active since 2012 and is behind several hacks targeting different industries.

Symantec reckons spear phishing emails were used to deliver the malware since evidence of a watering hole attack wasn't reported. Anthem's IT staff was probably the attack's intended target, given that the malware was concealed as software related to technology like VPNs, said the security research company.

Anthem didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

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