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New "Sanny" Cyber-Espionage Attack Targets Russia 8

Posted by samzenpus
from the protect-ya-neck dept.
CowboyRobot writes "A new targeted attack campaign with apparent Korean ties has been stealing email and Facebook credentials and other user-profile information from Russian telecommunications, IT, and space research organizations. The attackers are grabbing email user accounts and passwords from Outlook, as well as information about the victims' email server."
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New "Sanny" Cyber-Espionage Attack Targets Russia

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  • Echolong report (Score:4, Informative)

    by Seeteufel (1736784) on Friday December 14, 2012 @11:11AM (#42287557) Homepage
    From the Conclusions on the Echolong investitigation of the European Parliament [europa.eu]:

    29. Urges the Commission and Member States to devise appropriate measures to promote, develop and manufacture European encryption technology and software and above all to support projects aimed at developing user-friendly open-source encryption software; 30. Calls on the Commission and Member States to promote software projects whose source text is made public (open-source software), as this is the only way of guaranteeing that no backdoors are built into programmes; 31. Calls on the Commission to lay down a standard for the level of security of e-mail software packages, placing those packages whose source code has not been made public in the ‘least reliable’ category;

    If only Russian officials had listened.

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