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21 Mar 2013Press Releases
Malicious Program Infects High-Profile Political Targets, Activists and Organizations to Steal Sensitive Data and Perform Geopolitical Reconnaissance
Today Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research & Analysis Team published a research report about TeamSpy, an active cyber-surveillance malware campaign targeting high level political and human rights activists located in Eastern Europe and in countries belonging to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Additional victims include intelligence agencies, energy and heavy industry manufacturers.
The TeamSpy campaign was first announced earlier today by the Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS Lab) and the Hungarian Government. CrySysLab issued a research post with its own analysis of the campaign.
According to Kaspersky Lab’s report, the TeamSpy malware is designed to perform a sustained level of cyber-surveillance on its victims while stealing sensitive data and information for geopolitical reconnaissance.
Kaspersky Lab’s Summary Research Findings
To read Kaspersky Lab’s research post and FAQ about TeamSpy, please visit Securelist.
Kaspersky Lab’s full research report of the TeamSpy malware, which contains more technical details of the analysis, can be found here.
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