New espionage malware found targeting Russian-speaking users in Eastern Europe


Security researchers have discovered an advanced malware strain that’s been deployed to spy on diplomats and Russian-speaking users in Eastern Europe.

The malware, named Attor, has been used in attacks since 2013 but was only discovered last year, according to an ESET report published today.

ESET said the malware bears the signs of a targeted espionage campaign perpetrated by a skilled actor, with a very narrow focus on a small selection of targets.

An analysis of the malware and its features shows that Attor’s creators specifically designed it to target Russian-speaking users.

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Source: ZDNet