Digital Bond Spear-Phishing May Link to Larger Attack Campaign

By | June 19, 2012

Source: Dark Reading

by Brian Prince

In this article “An unsuccessful spear-phishing attempt targeting security company Digital Bond may be linked to a larger campaign, security researchers say.

Digital Bond specializes in assessing the security of industrial-control systems. Last week, it revealed that an employee had received an email from an account meant to impersonate CEO Dale Peterson. The message linked to a .zip file based on an old research paper the company had published.

When the .zip file was analyzed by the Shadowserver Foundation, researchers concluded the attack patterns were very similar to the actors behind the Shady Rat campaign revealed by McAfee in 2011. McAfee researchers traced the Shady Rat attack back to 2006 and said that it affected scores of organizations, ranging from defense contractors to the United Nations.”

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