Hackers Target Military And Aerospace Staff By Posing As HRs Offering Jobs

Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off a new sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign directed against aerospace and military organizations in Europe and the Middle East with an aim to spy on key employees of the targeted firms and, in some case, even to siphon money.

The campaign, dubbed “Operation In(ter)ception” because of a reference to “Inception” in the malware sample, took place between September to December 2019.


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Ilia Kolochenko, Founder and CEO,  ImmuniWeb
June 18, 2020
These attacks are particularly dangerous because they aptly leverage inherent human weaknesses.
Financially motivated cyber gangs and nation-state threat actors have been successfully exploiting HR for many years to steal valuable trade secrets and conduct economic espionage. These attacks are particularly dangerous because they aptly leverage inherent human weaknesses. Often, you don’t even need any hacking but to stumble upon a talkative or disgruntled employee who will readily share a ....
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