Source: Security Affairs
In October 2014, security experts at Trend Micro spotted a cyber espionage operation targeting military, government and media agencies across the world.
A new cyber espionage operation targeting military, government and media agencies on a global scale has been discovered by security experts at Trend Micro. The researchers speculate the threat actors behind the campaign have been active since at least 2004 and are still running espionage campaigns.
“Pawn Storm is an active economic and political cyber-espionage operation targeting a wide range of entities, mostly those related to the military, governments, and media. Specific targets include:
- Military agencies, embassies, and defense contractors in the US and its allies
- Opposition politicians and dissidents of the Russian government
- International media
- The national security department of a US ally
wrote Trend Micro in a blog post.