Cyber attack using PDFs targets industries

21 Aug

A new kind of targeted cyber attack against defense, chemical and technology industries is slipping into networks under the guise of PDF files, said cyber security experts.

FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab and Kaspersky Labs noted on Aug. 15 that the new malware has the makings of a targeted attack campaign against several high-value industries, including the defense, chemical, technology and aerospace industries that uses a Trojan program rigged to PDFs to deliver its payload. The MyAgent Trojan is primarily spreading through email as a zipped .exe file or PDF attachment, according to researchers writing on FireEye’s blog site.  –  Government Security News

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