Middle East Banks Under Attack via Malicious Excel Files

May 23, 2016

US security firm FireEye revealed an ongoing reconnaissance campaign targeting several banks in the Middle East, but with not serious attacks or data breaches reported yet.

According to the company’s malware experts, an unknown group is sending highly targeted and well-crafted spear-phishing emails to the employees of these banks.

These emails are crafted around technical topics such as server status reports and Cisco equipment details, targeting the bank’s IT staff, probably to obtain information about the bank’s server infrastructure and internal network.

Read full story…