Friday, 25 January 2013

The Hunt For Red October

In past two weeks yet another piece of malware dedicated to espionage has been discovered.  Again it was disciovered by Kaspersky, the Russian anti-virus company.  The attack showed up some very interesting features, not least that teh software was still being updated until October 2012.

Those running the malware quickly took down the network when it was discovered but the fact that it was active since 2007 stringly suggests that tehre could be more in the wild.

Read more in the BBC article with which I helped here.

A very detailed technical description of what was found is contained in the online report to be found here.