Kaspersky Lab: Cyberespionage Group Uses Popular Messenger’s Brand for Targeted Attacks on Central Asian … – Al

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a wave of cyber-espionage targeted attacks aimed at Central Asian diplomatic organizations.

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a wave of cyber-espionage targeted attacks aimed at Central Asian diplomatic organizations. The Trojan called “Octopus”, disguised as a version of a popular and legitimate online messenger, was attracting users amid the news of a possible ban on Telegram messenger in the region. Once installed, Octopus provided attackers with remote access to victims’ computers.

Threat actors are constantly seeking exploitable modern trends and adjusting their methods in order to jeopardize users’ privacy and sensitive information across the world.

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