A previously unknown piece of complex malware with spying capabilities was recently discovered by researchers at cybersecurity firm ESET. The spyware is dubbed InvisiMole and is regarded as an advanced cyber espionage tool most likely designed for attacks on nation-state and financial targets.
Technical Overview of InvisiMole Spyware
The two malicious components of InvisiMole were thoroughly analyzed by researcher Zuzana Hromcová. .Apparently, the components are able to turn the compromised host into a video camera, thus enabling attackers to capture sound and image of the victim’s surroundings. Uninvited, InvisiMole’s operators access the system, closely monitoring the victim’s activities and stealing the victim’s secrets, the researcher said in the official report.
According to the researcher’s findings, the spyware has been active at least since 2013. However, due to its sophisticated nature, it was never detected on