Spear-phishing campaign compromises executives at 150+ companies

A cybercrime group operating since mid-2019 has breached the email accounts of high-ranking executives at more than 150 companies, cyber-security firm Group-IB reported today.

The group, codenamed PerSwaysion, appears to have targeted the financial sector primarily, which accounted for more than half of its victims; although, victims have been recorded at companies active across other verticals as well.

PerSwaysion operations were not sophisticated, but have been extremely successful, nonetheless. Group-IB says the hackers didn’t use vulnerabilities or malware in their attacks but instead relied on a classic spear-phishing technique.

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Source: ZDNet