New industrial espionage campaign leverages AutoCAD-based malware


Security researchers have spotted a somewhat unique malware distribution campaign that targets companies using AutoCAD-based malware.

Discovered by cyber-security firm Forcepoint, which shared its findings with ZDNet yesterday, the campaign appears to have been active since 2014, based on telemetry data the company has analyzed.

Forcepoint says the group behind this recent campaign is most likely very sophisticated and primarily interested in industrial espionage, due too its focus on using a niche infection vector like AutoCAD, a very expensive piece of software, utilized mainly by engineers and designers.

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Source: ZDNet